We detailed a new YouTube interface back in March that stripped the app of its hamburger menu and replaced it entirely with tabs. Now the look seems to have rolled out to a wider number of users. A ton of you have reached out to us with the news, and at least one of us at Android Police has received it as well.
Here you can see the new interface with the four primary tabs—Home, Trending, Subscriptions, and Your Profile—spread across the top.
This drastically cuts down on the number of options dished out to users. The original material redesign that some of us are still left on, yours truly included, contains a whopping 17 items in the side menu. And this number doesn't even include playlists or subscriptions!
When you click on the Subscriptions tab, feeds are arranged horizontally in a row of round avatars. Once you have a channel open, its individual options still appear as text-based tabs rather than icons.
Not everyone at AP has the new look, so we know many of you don't either. There's no APK we can share with these changes. We all just have to sit and wait until Google deems our accounts ready.
Google has now officially announced the arrival of the new YouTube. In a blog post, it detailed these three primary categories:
- Home: Easily explore and discover videos you'll love with recommendations based on your watch history as well as playlists personalized just for you.
- Subscriptions: Find the latest videos from your favorite channels and creators on the new Subscriptions tab. And to help make sure you never miss an upload, you can now tap the bell icon on the channels you love to get a notification as soon as a new video is posted.
- Account: Check out your playlists, watch history, and the videos you’ve uploaded all in one spot.
The fourth Trending tab that some of us have is noticeably missing.
The post goes on to mention YouTube's matching updated mobile website, recently-added support for proper full-screen vertical video playback, and the inclusion of new video creation tools. You can now trim, apply filters, add music, and upload from inside the app.
- All the many people who sent this in