YouTube’s Random Video Generator: A Mystery Button Unveils Hidden Gems


Users may quickly watch randomly selected Shorts material on YouTube thanks to a new video button that the company is testing on its app. Though its exact functionality is presently unknown, it most likely retrieves material from producers who have subscribers, view history, and like videos. It doesn’t seem like this feature is a part of an official YouTube experiment; instead, it’s being tried on a small scale. Though its exact functionality is presently unknown, it most likely retrieves material from producers who have subscribers, view history, and like videos. It doesn’t seem like this feature is a part of an official YouTube experiment; instead, it’s being tried on a small scale.

Zachary Kew-Denniss, an AP colleague and fellow frequent YouTuber, noticed this modification on the YouTube Android app source earlier this week. Selecting this new Play button allows you to view randomly selected short material. According to this May Reddit discussion, YouTube has been experimenting with a dedicated center-of-the-screen banner that serves a similar purpose. It is certainly more accessible, though, thanks to the dedicated Play button at the bottom of the screen. When you’ve run out of content to watch on YouTube, this kind of button may be really helpful. The feature doesn’t seem to be a part of the official YouTube trial, either, given its restricted exposure. The platform describes the majority of its tests and experiments on a special help page.

These experiments are intended to provide users with early access to planned features. Although these tests were previously only available to Premium tier users, the streaming service has now made them public, enabling almost everyone to test out new features. It will now have to wait until the new YouTube function is available to consumers worldwide before we can determine its actual utility. And for those who have paid for the premium edition of the app, there could be an increase in price as a result of these additional features and the overall user experience! A recent price rise of $2 was implemented by YouTube for US consumers, and the increase was also felt in other locations.

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Thanks to “Android Police