How to reset YouTube shorts recommendations (Feeds)

Facing irrelevant youtube shorts suggestion? In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to reset youtube shorts recommendations in computer and Android app.

While using the youtube app or youtube on computer and facing YouTube recommendations suddenly changed then this tutorial is for you. In this article, we are not only learning how to reset youtube shorts recommendations but also how this youtube algorithm works.

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Previously we had talked about How to Save Youtube shorts videos in computer and android phone and today, we are here with how to reset youtube feeds.

You are here because you are tired with youtube recommendations and want a solution on How do I fix my YouTube recommendations? In that process, you might had tried to explore youtube setting and option then you might had noticed that there is no YouTube recommendation settings. This makes users to control youtube shorts recommendation more complex.

Before we get into the tutorial, let’s learn how youtube recommendation works and then we will move forward toward the setting to reset youtube shorts recommendation.

How YouTube recommendation algorithm works

YouTube tries to make youtube feed promises and more personalized viewing experience for users to make them spend more time. With the introduction of YouTube videos and shorts recommendations, users can now expect a curated feed tailored specifically to their interests and preferences. This enhancement aims to revolutionize how we discover content on the platform.

The algorithm takes various factors and option into consideration form the account likes watch history, likes, dislikes, and subscriptions to determine what type of videos will appear in a user’s recommended feed. By analyzing this data, YouTube can better understand individual viewing patterns and provide relevant suggestions that align with the user’s tastes. Whether you’re into cooking tutorials or gaming streams, this feature guarantees a more enjoyable browsing experience.

Now that we had learnded how youtube recommedation works, let’s proceed with different methods to reset youtube shorts recommendation.

How to Reset YouTube shorts Recommendations on a PC

Different methods can be followed to reset YouTube shorts feed on computer and other platforms. here are all of those. So start following all the ways to reset youtube feed.

1. Clearing your watch history

Youtube in order to tailor shorts videos suggestion and recommendation, use users search history. User searches on youtube the topic he/she likes or want to watch. To reset youtube suggestions and feed, you can start with clearing your search history.

Whether you find yourself stuck in a content bubble or simply want to start afresh with your YouTube recommendations, clearing your watch history can be an effective solution. Here are the steps that you need to follow to clear your youtube search history.

Step 1 : Open google chrome in your computer. Open youtube website and login to your account

Step 2 : After login, you need to open My Activity page and youtube history page will be open where you can find your search history.

Step 3 : Locate the Delete button and click on it. You will have to choose from three option, click on Delete all time.

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In this way, you can delete your youtube search history from your account which will help you to reset youtube shorts and videos recommendation.

2. Disabling search and watch history

If you don’t want youtube to log your search history which can affect recommendations on youtube then you can stop youtube from collecting the youtube watch history of account. This will help you from irrelevant youtube suggestions and help you to save time from deleting search history on youtube. Here are the steps for turn off watch search history on youtube.

Step 1 : Firstly open Google chrome, open the youtube website and login to your account.

Step 2 : Now you need to open the youtube MyActivity page by clicking on the below button.

Step 3 : Now click on the controls option from the left side menu.

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Step 4 : In the youtube history page, you will find the youtube history option is turned on. Make it turn off and make sure subsettings option i.e. Include the YouTube videos you watch and Include your searches on YouTube are checked.

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In this way, you can turn off YouTube history in PC and stop youtube to show irrelevant videos and shorts on youtube feeds.

3. Use multiple youtube accounts

Above method of resetting youtube feed videos can affect your youtube experience as youtube feeds will not be personalized based on your interest you won’t get video suggestions according to your preferences.

To have diverse interests and preferences, you can have multiple account and hence you can enjoy YouTube recommendations and feeds based on your interests different in different accounts.

One can separate accounts for TV and mobile which can have you to enjoy videos based on your preferences.

How to Reset YouTube Recommendations on an Android or iPhone

Mobile users where you are Android or iPhone users use youtube app to watch videos. If your youtube feeds or youtube shorts recommendations are irrelevant then here are the steps that you need to follow.

1. Delete search history from the youtube app

As we had seen in howto reset youtube shorts recommendations in computer, the first step for Android phone is also to clear youtube search history. Here are the steps to delete youtube search history from Android app.

Step 1 : Firstly open the youtube app in your Android phone and login to your account if you haven’t login.

Step 2 : Now click on the profile picture button and then tap on settings.

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Step 3 : After that, tap on  Manage all History, Youtube history setting page will be open.

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Step 4 : Here, you will see the Delete button. Tap on it and then tap on Delete all time.

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In this way, you can delete youtube search history in your Android phone and can reset youtube feed.

2. Use Youtube incognito mode in the app

Another option that youtube offers is youtube incognito mode. Incognito mode for youtube app, enabling users to watch videos privately without leaving any trace in their search history or recommendations.

YouTube disables all personalized features such as saving your watch history or recommending related videos based on your preferences. Here are the steps that you need to follow to enable incognito mode in app.

Step 1 : Firstly, open the YouTube app on your device and login to your account if it is not logged in.

Step 2 : Now, tap on your profile picture placed at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3 : A menu will appear with various options, tap on Turn on Incognito. Popup message will appear with a message explaining that while using incognito mode, your activity won’t be saved or used to personalize recommendations.

Step 4 : To proceed, tap OK. Now, you are had successfully activated incognito mode in the youtube app

In this way, you can use youtube incognito mode to search or watch youtube without saving your search history and youtube watch history. This will help you to surf youtube without messing up your youtube homepage and affecting youtube recommendation.

Let youtube know what you don’t like (Youtube interest)

As you know youtube algorithm learns through your activity on youtube. So if you don’t like some video suggestion or from your feed, you can let youtube know and it will stop showing such videos to you next time. Here are the steps that you can follow to reset recommendations on youtube.

Step 1 : Firstly open the youtube website on computer and login to your account. You can skip login in case you already logged in to your account

Step 2 : Now scroll and check if your youtube feeds or youtube recommendation is showing videos that you don’t want to see.

Step 3 : When you found videos that you don’t want in your suggestion or feed, click on the three dots and then on Not interested.

Step 4 : After that you will get a message “Video removed” Tell us why. You can can click on the tell us option or can skip it, doesn’t matter.

In this way, you can let youtube know your preference and based on that, you won’t see such types of videos in recommendation.

Reset youtube recommendations without account

if you are using youtube without signing then youtube videos recommendation works on the interaction that you do on youtube videos such as likes and comments. Youtube search history also affects your youtube feeds. So clean youtube search history can help to reset youtube feeds of shorts and videos.

FAQ (reset YouTube shorts recommendations)

1. How to reset YouTube recommendations without deleting history?

Youtube shows recommended videos based on your videos interaction and search history. So you can’t reset youtube homepage videos without deleting history.

2. How do I delete all YouTube recommendations and history?

You can delete youtube history using youtube history option. To access open page and click on delete all time.

3. Does clearing YouTube history reset recommendations?

Yes, to some extent youtube history influences youtube recommendations but this is not the only option. So deleting youtube history can help in resetting youtube feeds.

4. What does incognito mode do on YouTube?

Incognito mode in youtube app allows you to use youtube without saving your youtube watch histroy or search history. It even don’t consider your interation on youtube videos which helps you not to affect your youtube shorts recommendations and homepage.

5. How do I stop recommended short videos on YouTube?

There are Chrome extensions available on the Chrome store that can stop recommended shorts videos on youtube but in youtube app, there are no possible option to stop.

6. How do I remove unwanted videos from my YouTube homepage?

youtube homepage filled with irrelevant or unwanted videos? You can remove and improve our homepage by clicking on three-dot beside the video and select don’t recommend channel or not interested. This will let youtube know about your interest.

Wrapping Up

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Ronak Prajapatit is a Chemical Engineer by profession and a Part-Time blogger. He is a passionate tech blogger who likes to share his knowledge and helped to troubleshoot problems of computers and PC.

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