How to Remove Recommended Videos from YouTube

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YouTube is one of the great revolutionary platforms that have revolutionized the modes and medium of visual entertainment sphere. It has even altered the conventional ways we used to consume entertainment. Due to this, it is in the list of one of the most visited websites in this world.

In order to get more user engagement, over the years, YouTube has introduced a recommendation system which recommends videos to its user based on their interest and likes. Though, it is performing quite well (at least for me), you might want to get rid of the YouTube recommendations as many a time getting absurd recommendations is annoying. Video recommendation also working good for Youtube creators. If you are also looking to create a youtube channel, here is how to make a Youtube channel.

So, in this article, we will tell you how to remove recommended videos from YouTube? So, let’s get started:

How does the YouTube recommendation system work?

The ultimate and sole objective of YouTube recommendation system is to provide it’s user with a personalized and interest based video recommendations.
The two main sources from which the YouTube recommendation system draws its data for the purposes are:

1: Content Data: It concentrates more on the content data like meta data, titles, descriptions and authority.

2: User Activity: User activity is concerned about the view time, comments made, likes, dislikes, frequently watched videos and other explicit factors.

How to remove recommended videos from YouTube?


If you are on your computer system and want to know how to get rid of recommended videos on YouTube, then this section is for you. Make sure to be logged in with your YouTube account while ongoing through the entire process.

Step #1: Once you are on the home page of YouTube, you need to navigate to the history option which is usually positioned at the right pane of the window somewhere below the hamburger icon. Once you have found so, then you need to click on it.

Step #2: The previous step will take you to your YouTube browsing history. You can see the track of your watched YouTube videos. Additionally, you can also see your YouTube search history that is what keyword you have searched for. You can do so by clicking on the “Search History” tab which is positioned next to the “Watch history” tab.

In order to remove the recommended videos, you are required to click on the “Clear all watch history” and “Pause Watch history”. This will result in the removal of recommended videos because the search and watch history serves as the primary source for the YouTube recommendation system to work.

How to remove recommended videos in Android?

Method 1: Using settings to remove recommended videos in Android.

Step #1: As the very first method, you need to open the YouTube application on your Android device. In order to do so, you are required to tap on the YouTube app icon.

This will open the YouTube application for you. Alternatively, you can also open YouTube through a browser and then visiting

Remember that, you need to be logged into your YouTube account otherwise you won’t be able to make changes on your YouTube account. So, make sure to log in before stepping for the next step.

Step #2: This step requires getting access to the YouTube settings. You can get access to it by tapping on the three vertical dots which are usually positioned at the top right corner of the window. This will open up as a contextual menu with an option in it. From the menu, you have to select “Settings”. If you are on youtube web, tap on your profile picture on the top right corner.


Step #3: Under the settings section, you are required to navigate for the “privacy” option. Once you have found it, all that you require is to tap on it. Once you have done so, then you are good to go to the next step.

Step #4: Tapping on the privacy option will result in a subsequent window, in which you will see some options like “Clear watch history”, “Clear search history”, “Pause watch history” and “Pause search history”.   As the first go, you should consider clearing your watch history and the search history.

This will result in no recommendations as of now, but if you will watch few videos, then it will show you some recommendations based on it later on. So, this turns out to be a temporary solution.

To do this on a permanent basis, you need to slide the switch button to an “On” mode next to both “Pause watch history” and “Pause Search history”. This will stop tracking your search and view history which will ultimately lead to no recommendations as search and watch history are the sole basis on which recommendations are laid forward.

Method 2: Manually removing recommended videos.

Step #1: This is an obvious step, and that includes opening the YouTube application on your device. Moreover, if you don’t have the YouTube android application, then you can surely go for YouTube through any of your device browsers.

Step #2: Now, under the recommended section, you need to manually flag each video which doesn’t entertain you as “Not interested”. In order to do so, you will have to navigate for such videos, and you will see three vertical dots next to each video. To flag it as “Not interested”, you are required to tap on the three vertical dots which will open a menu for you. From this menu, you have to choose the “Not interested” option. This will flag the selected video as “Not interested” and will remove it from the recommendations.

You need to flag all of those which are not of your interest on a regular basis. We hope that this will do the needful for you.

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arun singh

Arun Singh is a experienced server management geek and he has more than 8 years of experienced handling hosting server and he do sometimes share his knowledge in digital marketing. He currently with private company in Mumbai, India and he handles server management at

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