YouTube uses notifications to pester you with recommendations

Don't worry, you can turn them off.

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We'll admit that push notifications are a great way to keep up with new content when it arrives. However, those messages quickly become annoying when they relate to things that you really don't give a shit about it. For example, YouTube's new Android notifications for recommended stuff based on videos that you've watched. The good news is you can turn them off. A pop-up that explains the "occasional" annoyance feature gives you the choice of disabling the alerts. You can also turn them off from the notification itself or from the settings menu. If you like the tips, you can click the notification to watch the video immediately and there's an option to save it for later, too.