Channels auto generated by YouTube are channels created by algorithms to collect trending and popular videos by topic. Auto generated channels act like user channels in that you can subscribe to them and stay updated on new videos.
Auto generated Channels FAQ
How does YouTube determine when to create an auto generated channel? An auto generated channel is created when YouTube algorithmically identifies a topic to have a significant presence on the site. It might be because there are a minimum number of videos or watch views about this topic. We also determine if the quality of the set of videos in that channel meets some thresholds.
How does YouTube auto generate channels?
YouTube algorithmically determines the central topics in a video and then uses that information to develop great collections of videos for any topic of interest. These channels do not convey any editorial opinion.
How do I get my channels or videos to show up in an auto generated channel? You don’t need to do anything, just follow the normal best practices for discovery of a video – select really good title and description. Remember to focus on quality of tags rather than the quantity. As always, do not try to mislead the users as that is a violation of YouTube’s Community Guidelines.
How does this page differ from a search results page?
The auto generated channel presents a collection of videos about a singular subject. When the same term can have multiple interpretations (egs., Chicago: city, musical, movie, music band), the auto generated channels reflect one interpretation of that term. In addition, auto generated channels provide:
- The ability to subscribe and get regular updates about this topic on YouTube on your feed
- A way to find other channels related to this topic
- More context about this topic from Wikipedia or other sources
What if a video does not belong in an auto generated channel?
To report content that may not be the best match, please navigate to the bottom of the page and click the “Report a Bug” link. From there you will be able to report any inconsistencies.