YouTube Intros New Explore Tab That Replaces Trending in Its Apps

YouTube Explore Tab


YouTube Explore TabYouTube is on a roll this year. Early this year they started testing showing channel previews in the comments section. When 2019 started, YouTube considered changing the limit for offline video quality, brought YouTube Premium and YouTube Music to South Africa(First African country)started hiding subscriber counts form the public, rolled out Topic Filters on the Homepagerevamped the Up Next Screen and made YouTube Originals free.

YouTube also started rethinking how it counts views after a recent controversy and decided to only include views from organic plays when ranking 24-hour record-breaking music videos, they revised its verification process which upset a lot of creators, begun testing new UI and revamped the homepage to include longer video titles and larger thumbnails.

The Google-owned giant video sharing platform is now rolling out a few changes starting today on its Android and iOS apps.

Explore Tab

The feature has been in beta for close to two years and is now being rolled for YouTube’s Android and iOS apps.YouTube Explore


This tab will begin not only showing the most popular content on YouTube but also contain shortcuts to popular categories such as Gaming, Music, Fashion & Beauty, Learning and others.

It’s worth noting there’s no way to create custom destination pages and that the list of pre-made categories isn’t comprehensive. YouTube is planning to add more over time.

Creator and Artists On the Rise

The Creator and Artists On the Rise will prominently feature on this tab too before other trending videos. YouTube hopes that this new feature will help users discover new artists and creators and get to consume their content and connect with them and their communities.

Continue to See What’s Trending

The Trending page will continue to have its own section in Explore together with its own button at the top too with the goal of showing you what’s happening on YouTube and in the world right now. By the way, Trending displays the same list of trending videos in each country/region to everyone.

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