has made a few small alterations to its Homepage, which make the central feed for uploads and activity less cluttered and unwieldy. The new Homepage makes thumbnails a little bigger, greys out videos that you have watched, and provides more information regarding activity related to the video.
YouTube is also rolling out changes to give users more control over what appears on their homepage. Users can decide to remove certain videos from their feed, only see uploads from a particular user or unsubscribe from a channel directly from their homepage feed. To do so, simply hover over an item in the feed and click the arrow in the top right hand corner to show a list of options.
The changes are minor and quite subtle, while some of the features of the previous update still apply. Videos are still recommended on the right hand side, selected channels can be quickly isolated using the panel on the left, while users can choose to see all activity from subscribed channels or just their uploads. The Highlights view remains, which is designed to ensure that a diverse set of content creators appear in a user’s feed rather than a creator who publishes frequently. A blog post on YouTube Creators
states, “Highlights views helps ensure that prolific creators don’t crowd out more occasional publishers in your homepage feed.” It is still possible to see all the videos that every channel you are subscribed to on your feed by clicking the arrow next to the View tab and selecting “Everything”.