Yandex Zen

Note. Yandex Zen is not only integrated into the desktop version of Yandex.Browser, but also the mobile browsers for iPhone smartphones and tablets running on Android. Read the Zen article in Help to find out how to set up or disable Zen in your mobile browser on your device.

What is Yandex Zen?

Zen is the Yandex personal recommendation service. It selects news articles, blog posts, and other publications that you may find interesting. The selection is based on your browsing history and stated preferences. Recommendations start appearing in your browser once there’s enough material to analyze and base selections on.

Recommendations are displayed as cards under the Tableau when you open a new tab. To see all your recommendations, scroll the feed with the pictures down.

To read an article, click it in the feed and the full text will open in a new tab.

Tip. Every time you open a new tab, the recommendation list refreshes. However, you can also view a recommendations feed when you open it for the first time. When you click on a recommendation, in addition to your chosen material, the screen displays a Yandex Zen tab containing an initial feed. Update this tab by clicking the More pictures button or pressing the F5 key.

Customize your recommendations feed

Zen tries to build content of the recommendations feed according to your interests by analyzing which online publications you read. Customization takes time. To shorten the time, rate the publications right in Zen:

  • If you like a posting, click on  in the lower right corner of the recommendation and Zen will recommend more of the same materials. The site will be added to your favorites list.
  • If you don’t like a posting, click on  in the lower right corner of the recommendation and Zen will recommend less of the same materials.
  • If you don’t want to view materials on this site, click the  icon in the lower right corner of the recommendation and then the Block <...> link. The site will be added to your blocked list.

The more ratings you make in Zen, the better it matches your interests.

Disable recommendations

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. Go to the Appearance section.
  3. Deselect the Show Zen — your personal recommendations feed — in new open tabs option.