In YouTube's world, the next maybe-trendy video is so important that you need to be notified immediately. For those of us who live in reality, here's how to prevent YouTube from shoving suggested videos into your notification shade. YouTube has sent notifications of new videos for channels that you're subscribed to for a while now. However, as Android Police points out, the app has now started to send out notifications for recommended videos. For the layman, that means that Google has elevated videos it thinks there's a chance you might like from the YouTube sidebar all the way to your phone's notifications. Kind of a big leap there, YouTube.
Fortunately, you can disable them. When you see the notification pop up, you can tap Options to get to the menu where you can disable them. Alternatively, follow these steps:
- Open the YouTube app.
- Tap the menu button and select Settings.
- Select Notifications.
- Uncheck "Recommended videos".
You can also disable notifications about videos you're subscribed to from this page, but presumably you want at least some of those. You did subscribe to those channels after all. However, the recommended videos — which are entirely unsolicited — can probably go.
YouTube Now Shoves Video Recommendations Into Notifications [Android Police]