YouTube introduced as we speak that it’s altering how its residence web page works you probably have your watch historical past disabled. Beginning as we speak, the video service’s residence feed will cease showing for these with their viewing historical past turned off and “no vital prior watch historical past.” The change will present a extra streamlined looking expertise, exhibiting solely the search bar and information menu.
“Beginning as we speak, you probably have YouTube watch historical past off and don’t have any vital prior watch historical past, options that require watch historical past to supply video suggestions will probably be disabled — like your YouTube residence feed,” the corporate wrote in a weblog submit as we speak. “Because of this beginning as we speak, your property feed might look quite a bit totally different: you’ll be capable of see the search bar and the left-hand information menu, with no feed of beneficial movies, thus permitting you to extra simply search, browse subscribed channels and discover Subject tabs as an alternative.”
YouTube says the modifications will seem “slowly, over the following 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 reasonably than browse suggestions.”
YouTube says, as soon as the change rolls out to your account, you’ll be able to 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.