14th June 2024

YouTube introduced at present that it’s altering how its dwelling web page works when you have your watch historical past disabled. Beginning at present, the video service’s dwelling feed will cease showing for these with their viewing historical past turned off and “no important prior watch historical past.” The change will present a extra streamlined looking expertise, displaying solely the search bar and information menu.

“Beginning at present, when you have YouTube watch historical past off and haven’t any important prior watch historical past, options that require watch historical past to supply video suggestions can be disabled — like your YouTube dwelling feed,” the corporate wrote in a weblog put up at present. “Because of this beginning at present, your private home feed might look so much totally different: you’ll have the ability to see the search bar and the left-hand information menu, with no feed of really helpful movies, thus permitting you to extra simply search, browse subscribed channels and discover Subject tabs as an alternative.”

YouTube says the adjustments will seem “slowly, over the subsequent few months.” The corporate describes the transfer as making “it extra clear which YouTube options depend on watch historical past to supply video suggestions and make it extra streamlined for these of you preferring to go looking quite than browse suggestions.”

YouTube says, as soon as the change rolls out to your account, you possibly can change your watch historical past settings to modify views at any time. The toggle is in a devoted part on the My Google Exercise settings web page.

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