Wednesday, May 31, 2017

YouTube gets a new design, moving the tabs to the bottom.

Today Google has updated YouTube to make it identical to the iOS version by moving the tabs from the top of the app to the bottom, thus making them easily accessible to our thumbs without over-stretching them anymore when using large screen phones. But that is not the only change. The account tab is gone and is replaced by a Library tab which contains the Offline videos, History, My videos, Purchases, Watch later and the videos users liked. Google also got rid of the three vertical dots at the top right of the screen that gave access to the app settings among other things. All these are now behind the users account icon or avatar alongside the search, camera and - if you own one - Chromecast icon.

Besides the similarity in design with YouTube for the iPhone/iPad, YouTube for Android makes the top of the app look thinner and cleaner, and the tabs more accessible on big phones. The update is gradually rolling out, so be patient if you do not see it yet.

Here's the full change log:
A new design makes it easier to use YouTube:
• Find your watch history, uploads, purchases, and playlists in the new Library tab
• Reach tabs more easily and switch between them from any screen
• See more videos with a smaller navigation bar
• Switch accounts, view notifications, and manage settings by tapping your avatar

Check out the update in Google Play Store

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