How To Turn Off YouTube Video Download Recommendations

YouTube (Google’s video platform) has added a recommended videos section for all your download video recommendations. You might see a pop-up for video download recommendations. However, if you do not want to use the offline download option, let us help you turn it off. Read more to find How To Turn Off YouTube Video Download Recommendations

How To Turn Off YouTube Video Download Recommendations

Few years ago, YouTube added offline playback support which allowed users to download their favorite videos to watch them offline later. Now, a dedicated recommended videos section has been added YouTube for all your download video recommendations. Users might see a pop-up may for video download recommendations.

Additionally, the video platform has reordered video resolution options for Android and iOS users. Now, it will allow you to easily pick the highest video quality first. The company has been testing the new feature for a few months now. Previously, the app showed the lowest video quality on the top. On auto setting, YouTube chooses the best possible option based on your network connection.

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The Recommended downloads section (on the Downloads page) will feature all the recommended content. A pop-up panel may also be seen at the bottom of the screen. All you need to do is tap the download icon and the video will be downloaded the next time you connect to a Wi-Fi network approved for downloads.

The new features will start showing up your YouTube app soon. However, if you don’t want to see this pop-up, let us help you opt out. Here’s how:

How To Turn Off YouTube Video Download Recommendations

  • Open YouTube app on your Android or iOS device.
  • Tap on your profile picture.
  • Navigate to the Settings section.
  • Go to Backgrounds & Downloads.
  • Disable the ‘Recommended Downloads.’

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Currently, YouTube has 1.9 billion users monthly active users. Google claims that users watch over 180 million hours worth videos on TV screens every month. The platform is also bringing original programming to several markets including India.

Recently, the video streaming platform has introduced several changes to its app. It now allows creators to add hashtags in video titles and description. You can use the ‘dark mode’ to reduce stress on your eyes. Additionally, Google is working on a new Explore tab that will replace the Trending section on the platform.

What do you think of the new Youtube feature? Are looking forward to trying it on your Android smartphone? Let us know in the comments section below.

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