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YouTube has fixed the ‘weird’ recommended videos on its homepage

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If you’ve been confused by the strange videos YouTube has been recommending you, which seem to have nothing to do with your interests or viewing history, you’re not alone. 

A number of YouTube viewers have complained about the videos they’ve been recommended, prompting YouTube to look into the issue. And now a YouTube Community Manager has replied on a Reddit thread (opens in new tab) about the suggestions admitting that there's a problem.

According to the post, “YouTube is aware of this thread and looking into it – we do think something weird is up.” The YouTube representative then edited the post to acknowledge that YouTube had “identified the cause of the issue and it should be fixed now”.

They also suggested that anyone still getting irrelevant recommendations should contact YouTube and let it know.

So, for anyone who has been frustrated by YouTube recommending videos that you have no interest in, it looks like you should start seeing more relevant videos now.

Via The Verge (opens in new tab)

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Computing and Entertainment

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.