New filters coming to the YouTube mobile app?

New filters coming to the YouTube mobile app?
According to some code discovered by XDA on the most recent version of the YouTube mobile app (version 11.20.54), some of the filters used to search on the desktop version of YouTube will be coming to the mobile version of the video streamer. The strings discovered by XDA point to the ability of the mobile YouTube app user to be able to search for videos by rating, relevance and view count.

These filters have yet to show up in the mobile app. Considering that over half of all YouTube views come from a mobile device, it behooves Google to build up the mobile app as much as it can. Improving the capabilities of the mobile search tool would be a great step toward that goal.
XDA says that "it is anyone's guess" as to when, or even if, these new filters are added to the app. XDA's detective work would seem to indicate that the filters will be coming soon, so if you've been hoping for improvements to search on the YouTube mobile app, you're wish could soon be granted.

For the record, the strings found by XDA include:
  • string name="by_rating_search">Rating
  • string name="by_relevance_search">Relevance
  • string name="by_view_count_search">View count
source: XDA



1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

What popped into my head when the title said filter was they will implement literal filters ala Instagram or Snapchat on their videos.. lol!

3. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

Same lol

2. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Filters are a good thing but I'd like more features like video zoom and ability to adjust play back speed.

4. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

And we still can't like comments....

5. yUlek

Posts: 57; Member since: May 14, 2014

Youtube app lacks so many functions. I.e I can't sort videos on channel by most views

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