Your precise location is one way that YouTube Music uses to make recommendations, but it’s going to stop next month.
Your precise location has long been utilized by YouTube Music to power some recommendations. For instance, the app might provide you with a Focus Supermix playlist for work, a Workout Essentials music for the gym, or an Unwind playlist for relaxing at home. Users had to first give the app permission to access their location and choose to use Google Location History.
Note that this modification only affects YouTube Music’s location settings.
It has no effect on the location settings on any of your devices or the Google Location History settings. You can control the settings for Google Location History here .
On Monday, September 26, YouTube Music will discontinue this strategy by eliminating all precise location-based suggestions, location settings, and app permissions. Any YouTube Music data that was collected from your precise location is also deleted. The preference section for privacy and location is near the bottom, and Google has always provided an option to momentarily suspend it.
The business mentions additional recommendation techniques that it unveiled throughout the previous year, such as the activity bar with the feeds for Energize, Workout, Relax, Commute, and Focus. This is seen to be a superior strategy for helping you create a soundtrack for your day and is unquestionably more deliberate.
In spite of this, YouTube Music will continue to tailor your music experience based on your rough location. This can include more ambiguous playlists for your city’s weather (such as “rainy day”) or top songs rankings by nation.
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