YouTube reportedly removed 'Not interested' option from home page mixes
It appears that YouTube devs are currently testing some changes on the platform. Recently, YouTube, out of the blues, removed the ‘Show transcript’ option from the web version.
And now, some users are reporting that YouTube has removed ‘Not Interested’ option from the home page mixes.
For those unaware, ‘Not interested’ was an option that allowed users to provide feedback on videos that they did not want to see in their recommended feeds.
You just have to click on the option if you aren’t interested in any video you see on your feed. YouTube then takes it as feedback and keeps it in mind when curating future recommendations.
However, this feature went missing for some users and it has sparked concerns among those who relied on the feature to personalize their recommendations.
Why did they take away the “not interested” button on music playlist on my recommended feed?! (Source)
Youtube removes the ability to put: Not interested in mixes (Source)
As a result, users are seeing unwanted videos in their feeds. As per reports, the homepage now has a nearly equal mix of randomly generated and actual content.
While some of the content seems new and interesting, users get to see unwanted content on most of their home pages. YouTube is yet to provide any explanation for this happening.
We hope that YouTube brings back this option as it play an important role in curating the content that users wish to see on their homepage.
Rest assured, we will keep tabs on the latest developments and inform you as and when we come across anything noteworthy.
In the meantime, you can check out our dedicated bugs and issue tracker where we have listed all the problems YouTube users are facing along with their solutions, if any.
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