YouTube App for Android and iOS Gets a New “Explore” Tab and Some Other Handy Changes

  • The YouTube app for Android and iPhones has been updated with a new “Explore” tab to help with content discovery.
  • The app also lets users find new artists and creators based on their tastes with the new “On The Rise” feature.
  • Although the update is now live, it may take a while to reflect on all devices.

YouTube has been testing the “Explore” feature on its app for around two years now. Well, the feature is finally rolling out to users of YouTube’s Android and iOS apps along with a couple of other features designed to encourage user engagement with newer content.

Users will find a new Explore section located at the bottom of their screen, which helps with the discovery of new content. Despite the fact that YouTube has already made the announcement, it’s worth noting that not every user will see it right away. Since this is a phased rollout of the features, it’s likely that some users may have to wait a day or two before finding this on their app.

Also new to the app is the addition of “On The Rise” music artists or creators. This is an effort to encourage new talent that may otherwise go unnoticed. It’s still unclear how YouTube’s algorithms will display these new and upcoming artists, but it goes without saying that the feature will go through changes when and if necessary. This tab will also give you quick access to popular categories like Gaming, Music, Fashion & Beauty, Learning, and so on.

The “Trending” tab remains intact here from previous iterations of the app, and you will still be able to browse popular content based on your location preferences.

YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming apps going around, and the app seems to get only better with each update. Google didn’t waste too much time in bringing the iconic Dark Mode theme for the app on both major mobile platforms.

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Source: YouTube

Via: 9to5Google