YouTube is considering moving all of its kids content over to the standalone YouTube Kids app, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
The report says that it’s still something under decision, and no changes are imminent; however, this move by YouTube would hardly be surprising.
YouTube in the past has had trouble working out its algorithm to stop suggesting questionable videos to children. They’ve fixed many of those major problems, but there are still times where children could end up getting recommended a video that might not be suitable for their age.
That said, according to the report, executives at Google want to make YouTube a safer environment for kids. While this is still in the early stages of discussion, there are some people at YouTube that want to turn off children’s recommendations entirely.
We’re not sure what sort of effect this could have on the main YouTube app, since most of YouTube’s views actually comes from children’s content.
source: The Wall Street Journal