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It's no longer enough to "just subscribe" to actually see all new videos in one's YouTube feed. One has to go to its YouTube subscription manager and hit the bell.

I subscribe to 100+ channels. (Most are small channels, with very few videos per year.) It would be tedious to click on the bell for each subscription.

Can I somehow set "yes, just show am all the videos for all the channels I subscribed to in chronological order"?

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The only answer as of Aug2 2021 discusses if the YouTube bell has an effect or not. I feel this doesn't help the OP concretely.

I was in the same boat, wanting to ring the bell on something like 500 subscriptions so I stop missing videos. I ended up going to the subscriptions page and running this piece of JavaScript in the DevTools console:

$$('ytd-subscription-notification-toggle-button-renderer').forEach((x,i) => {
  setTimeout(() => {
    x.click()
    setTimeout(() => document.querySelector('ytd-menu-service-item-renderer').click(), 100)
  }, i * 300)
})

It's crude but did the job for me. It clicks on each subscription bell icon, then clicks on "show all".

  • You need to first scroll down the page to preload all subscriptions
  • You may want to play with the numbers to increase delay between actions, if it's too fast on your system.
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  • this is amazing! how can i change it to select "none" rather than "all" notifications? Aug 13 at 19:49
  • figured it out. use this instead. document.querySelectorAll('ytd-menu-service-item-renderer')[2].click() Aug 13 at 20:13
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It's no longer enough to "just subscribe" to actually see all new videos in one's YouTube feed. One has to go to its YouTube subscription manager and hit the bell.

Wrong. If you subscribe to a channel, you will see all their videos in the subscription feed. The bell is just about push/email notifications.

Can I somehow set "yes, just show am all the videos for all the channels I subscribed to in chronological order"?

If you are on YouTube, click the three-bar-menu in the top left corner and then "Subscriptions".

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  • "It's no longer enough to "just subscribe" to actually see all new videos in one's YouTube feed.." - It's right. Default settings is "highlights only". Quote reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/5ryh45/… "You can set for which channel you want to get notifications on youtube.com/subscription_manager. Black bell (default) means highlights only, black bell with lines around it means all videos, outlined bell crossed through mens no notifications."
    – adrelanos
    May 28 '17 at 20:29
  • A ton of youtubers, a few of them I know personally, I noticed drops in viewers when youtube changed this. A ton of youtubers made videos about this and users complained about this.
    – adrelanos
    May 28 '17 at 20:30
  • I wrote the comment you are quoting. The context of it is that the reddit-OP didn't want videos from his subscriptions to occasionally show up in the notification bell. So no, the bell has nothing to do with the subscription feed. May 28 '17 at 20:44
  • As for the YouTubers who drop views: There are tons of reasons why views fluctuate. One of them is whether YouTube is recommending one of your videos on a certain other videos or not. Another whether YouTube's home page (as opposed to subscription page) is featuring more videos from the subscriptions or more from outside your usual sources. Pointing at view fluctuation to show that subscriptions doesn't make too much sense. May 28 '17 at 20:48
  • Wrong. If you subscribe to a channel, you will see all their videos in the subscription feed. The bell is just about push/email notifications. That's not true. I too have noticed that new videos that are posted by a significant number of the channels I am subscribed to do not appear in my subscription feed... this is probably also happening to you. Manually go through your subscribed channels, and I'm betting you'll find a few that have posted videos that didn't appear in your news feed. From what I've gathered, YouTube changed the subscription page to only show you the videos that Nov 26 '18 at 0:03

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