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One of the hardest things in computer science: saving a single setting on a user's profile. As seen here:

- Twitter's "see latest Tweets" that always reverts to Twitters random ... ahem ... algorithmic timeline.

- Youtube's autoplay that always reverts to On.

The reason? Saving the settings that people want ever so slightly reduces engagement metrics. And businesses don't like when those metrics go down.