Google app’s Discover feed now lets users hide YouTube videos – Times of India

The Discover feed in the Google the app now allows users to hide videos from certain YouTube channels according to their preferences. The tech giant has updated the Discover feed with a new option that can block videos from specific YouTube channels. Previously, users had to either scroll through recommended videos that were irrelevant or completely block all of them. youtube videos from the Discover feed. Considering that the ability to opt out of recommendations from specific content creators would be one of the app’s most requested features, that all-or-nothing approach is changing.
What is Google Discover?
The Google app has a separate section called the Discover feed that helps users find YouTube news and videos. But users may not like some of these recommended videos that they specifically want to hide from the Discover feed. This is where the new option comes in which allows users to block videos from a particular YouTube channel without affecting other recommended videos.

How the new option works
Google Discover has allowed users to hide content from certain websites that they don’t want to see. A similar option for YouTube videos was much needed, as forcing users to turn off YouTube recommendations if they didn’t like a particular video was never a permanent solution.
Now, if users don’t like a video from a specific YouTube channel, they can tap on the three-dot menu button available at the bottom left of the video tile and use the mute option to block that particular channel . The new option is named “Do not show content from (specific channel) on YouTube” and we’ve added a screenshot below to show what it looks like.

This feature seemed to work for some YouTube channels, but was not available for all channels. This new option can also help users customize the content that appears on their Discover feed. The articles and videos appearing in this section are mostly based on user searches and sometimes Google can go overboard with recommendations that may even turn out to be irrelevant.

Previously, the Block All Youtube Videos option was supposed to land on the Google homepage.


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