YouTube 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 Homepage, revamped 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.
The feature has been in beta for close to two years and is now being rolled for YouTube’s Android and iOS apps.
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.
You asked, and we listened!
Finding Gaming content on @YouTube’s mobile experience has never been easier.
The explore page will allow you to jump into destination pages to find the content you’re looking for, & jump right into the @YouTubeGaming page!https://t.co/Mj8UZB3qSD pic.twitter.com/4EYMXHBGBN
— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) March 13, 2020
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.
The most amazing part about this is that its not all Fortnite and Minecraft. It actually populates with things I actually watch.
Show me what’s in your tab in the replies https://t.co/amW4gWPWsR pic.twitter.com/1o9OeQJ2Cg
— Bob Wulff (:3ぅ ) (@BobWulff) March 13, 2020
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.
The Trending tab in the YouTube app is becoming the Explore tab.
You’ll now find all of this👇 in 1⃣ place:
📍Destination pages for Gaming, Learning & more
📍A more prominent spot for Creators & Artists on the Rise
📍What’s trending on YouTube right nowhttps://t.co/uqzubaVwAx pic.twitter.com/Rv496UOOtz
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) March 12, 2020