YouTube for Android gets a new update and look
The Play Store might have a notification for an update for YouTube on your smartphone as Google rolls out the latest major update of the app.
The YouTube for Android app will now look its iOS counterpart with its improved UI. According to its developers, the new layout will make it easier for users to navigate. What has changed?
- Navigation tabs are clearly labeled. It’s also easier to reach the tabs with your thumb as they’re now along the bottom.
- “Account” and “Library” have been separated to make it simpler to find what you’re looking for. Your videos (e.g. playlists, watch history, uploads) are in “Library,” while your Account and Settings are located from the profile icon at the top.
- The navigation bars are visible on all pages (except for Watch), so you can quickly navigate to one of the main navigation tabs.
- The app remembers where you left off on each tab. For example, if you scroll down through the Home feed, then go to your Subscriptions tab, and then return to Home, you can easily pick up where you left off.
The update is out already and if you don’t have it yet, don’t worry, it’ll eventually be available in the coming days.