YouTube announces new and improved look for the Android app


Google's YouTube service is getting a new coat, or let's say a new look. The latest update rolling out starting today adds an improved UI for the YouTube application on Android devices.

According to developers, the new version of YouTube should make it easier for users to navigate through its menu, especially thanks to the new layout.

For those of you who want to know more about the update, here are a few of details offered by YouTube. First off, the navigation tabs are better marked now, so it should be easier to reach them with your thumb.

Furthermore, the Account and Library are now completely separate tabs so that users can find them easier. All videos are now stored in Library, while Account and Settings tabs have been relocated from the profile icon at the top.

Aside from the Watch, all navigation bars are now visible on all pages. Last but not least, the YouTube app now remembers where you left off on each tab.

The update is now rolling out to all Android devices, but YouTube developers confirmed the new design is already available on iOS platform. Since this is a staged roll-out, it might take some time to reach all compatible devices, so if you don't have the new design yet, you will get it eventually.

source: YouTube

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16 Comments

1. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

loving it so far on my V20, app seems to be a bit snappier too

5. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Same. But I got this like 2 weeks ago am I the only one?

11. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

no i got it 3 weeks ago.

16. CHECHEN

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Andrew, today fedex should deliver my v20. How's battery on it? Hope it last better than my g4 or note5

2. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Wish it could play in the background.

3. Blazers

Posts: 744; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Got to pay to play for that official function.

4. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Oh I didn't know that YouTube RED allowed that. It kind of sucks that such a basic feature is reserved for a pay version only.

7. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I mean you also get free music service and no ads. And YouTube red originals which tbh aren't that great , but the new content that's being added soon has my interest

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Can I see lots of boobies on YouTube Red?!?

14. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I don't care about the free music service or the YouTube Red originals. Xposed Installer gives you the ability to block ads, play videos in the background & with the screen off for free.

13. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Still on YouTube version 12.15.55 because of "Xposed Installer" modules YouTube AdAway & YouTube Background Playback work flawlessly. No annoying Youtube Ads, Background playback & ability to turn the screen off while playing videos all for free. It's a shame that they try to make you pay for those features in the first place.

6. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Why they cluttered the search button area? The search icon should at least be the furthest to the right, not in the middle. Freaking google.!

8. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I don't like how you can't scroll between tabs now.

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2929; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I am against your opinion though. Didn't like accidentally swiping to the other tabs, especially when scrolling through the subscribed channels. Hated it as the channels would go back to the start and I would've to scroll again to find the desired one. But Thank God, google finally sent out a Youtube app update for Android too. Was very dumb to update the iOS app before the Android one. We also got the update finally!

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Not updating to this unless it finally stops feeding me videos that I mark as 'Not interested' or 'Viewed already'.

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I've had this for a good few days and the lack of a night mode/dark more is disturbing

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