Google’s video-sharing app – YouTube, is one of the most popular social media apps/sites right now. Its popularity is unimaginable that almost everyone is either constantly on the platform or has joined the platform.
Content is not just what YouTube is all about. The app is packed with features and Google just keeps on adding new features every successive update. Late last month, YouTube rolled out a new remote and voice commands in the casting menu. This gives users easier control over the app while casting videos to a smart TV.
Didn’t you notice that YouTube is all about user convenience lately? And this time’s update is not an exemption. Google has rolled out an update to YouTube that would make it easier for users to discover content.
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Easier content discovery for the YouTube app now
Is your YouTube feed also full of half-watched videos?
Videos on the YouTube app can be a little too overwhelming and especially those videos uploaded in the platform have been up to the brim. And the app’s design is not helping with that at all.
However, the company is making changes to that so that the excess of the content will be much easier to handle.
First spotted by XDA Developers, Google is now rolling out a new set of filter features on its Subscription tab. This feature is coming to iOS first. Unfortunately to Android users, you will have to wait for the update to come a little later.
According to the recent post from the company, the YouTube app on iOS will get its first dibs on the new filters. I’m sure you will do just fine with your subscription feed on your own. But when you go into the details on how these filters would work, you will truly appreciate its functions.
A new set of filters to make YouTube viewing much easier
Question: how do these filters help make viewing and going over the YouTube app much easier?
Basically, these new filters will allow users to catch up on videos from their favorite content creators. Google is calling the new filters “Topics”, will then appear in the Subscription feed. Users will be able to simply tap on a Topic, then related videos in reverse chronological order will appear.
The tech company claims that these new Topics will encourage more users to visit their Subscription feed, hopefully daily, to look for new updates during testing.
Here is the complete list of Topics that will be available in the Subscription feed, as per Google:
- All lists all videos from channels you’re subscribed to (like it does today) from latest to oldest. This will continue to be your default setting.
- Today shows you videos that were published within the past 24 hours.
- Continue Watching only shows you videos that you previously started watching but haven’t finished yet.
- Unwatched-only shows you videos you haven’t yet watched.
- Live-only shows you livestream videos and YouTube Premieres.
- Posts show you Community posts from channels you’re subscribed to – you won’t see any videos in this view.
Initially, YouTube already introduced filtering on its homepage. It allows users to switch between popular topics on your feed. And now, bringing this same functionality to the Subscription page is only a natural extension to this feature.