The share button inside YouTube is unlike the icon used in virtually every other Android app. Rather than the usual set of three connected dots, we see a horizontally flipped version of the reply symbol in Gmail. Well, Google isn't yet changing the iconography, but it does seem to be testing out a new location.

In addition to the share button's usual home at the top-right corner of a video, we're also seeing it next to the like and dislike buttons.

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If you're not seeing the new layout, try closing the YouTube app and opening it again. That works for some users. Though, it's not like this is a change that's as YouTube's experimental web player.

As for whether this makes sharing any more intuitive, I don't know. But for the time being, it's pretty redundant.

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