YouTube's been Testing "Personalized Order" POSSIBLY Getting rid of Chronological order on YouTube!

Which do you prefer?

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Here is what YouTube said:

"Just to clarify. We are currently experimenting with how to show content in the subs feed. We find that some viewers are able to more easily find the videos they want to watch when we order the subs feed in a personalized order vs always showing most recent video first."


What are YOUR thoughts on this? Do you like this idea? Why or why not!

Tito Tim

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On some channels (like Ellen) the 'most recent' does me little good. I have seen all her recent vids, and it is very clunky trying to go back very far. I wish they would put some kind of sorting feature. Let us sort them: oldest, newest, not viewed...


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Chronological order is one of the best features on YouTube both for creators and viewers - because "personalized" order in reality means "algorithm and ad-payment driven" order like on Instagram / Facebook and that's actually terrible for everyone but the big people with the big money.

I use the subscriptions tab most of the time to keep track of the channels I follow regularly - the trending tab is usually utter garbage and suggestions do work from time to time especially when I'm exploring new topics / channels. (the bell I only use for channels who either post very infrequent or I have a deeper personal connection too)

And that combination does work really very good - suggestions is about as algorithm driven as it gets while subscriptions is as timeline as it gets - both systems have their pros and cons and having them side by side allows us to use the best of both worlds.


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In my niche, most stuff is series so it needs to be chronological. There is no point in watching things out of order. Some of the random stuff really doesn't need to be ordered like diy perks, big clive, tom scott but repair and restoration series really needs to be in order of work and progression.

I am also looking to do a tutorial series with one item building on the previous tutorial so again, it needs to be chronological.


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Something my Granddad used to say springs to mind. 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'. I'm getting a bit cheesed off with the almost weekly tinkering.

Although I've never paid much interest in what happens on a day to day basis at YouTube HQ, I am starting to think that the YouTube algorithm is a bit of a myth put about to disguise a couple of chimps fed on scotch and banana dackeries finger spelling random edicts. I wonder if Lego/Duplo dropped off a couple of tonne of Lego bricks we might get a month without tinkering?

Timelord Miff

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My content is all based on the past Doctor Who shows so cronological wouldn't make difference to me or probably my viewers since all my content can basically be watched in random order .


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Yeah, don't even know what it'd look like. At the end of the day I'm gonna keep crankin' out content. I'll let better minds figure how to or it, lol.