A new feature has been quietly rolling out to YouTube users that will automatically play the next suggested video when the one you’re watching is done playing. If you’re annoyed by this, you can disable the behavior with a simple click.
When the video you’re watching ends, you’ll see the following “Up Next” message. Here you can click play to watch the next video or cancel – but you only have a few seconds to do it.
This can be a very annoying feature since YouTube doesn’t always have the best suggestions I want to play. Often times there will be something of interest in the suggestions, but I would rather select these on my own, and they’re usually not the next in line anyway.
So to disable it, you just need to click the button to turn it off. If you’re watching the video is the default size, it’s located at the top right of the screen.
If you have the video set to Theater Mode, the button is located at the bottom right.
Or, if you have the video set to full screen, just click the Settings button and turn off Autoplay from the popup menu.
If you disable the Autoplay feature, when a video is done, you’ll get the collage of suggested videos like normal.
Note: Don’t confuse this with clicking on a playlist which is designed to play each video in succession. This is a feature rolling out to everyone’s account, and if you don’t see it yet, be patient or thankful that you don’t need to deal with it.
I guess this could be a decent feature if you want to play content in the background, providing it makes relevant suggestions.
So what is your opinion? Do you like the Autoplay feature or will you be turning it off? Leave a comment below and share your opinion.