YouTube announces new and improved look for the Android app
by Cosmin Vasile / May 30, 2017, 3:42 PM
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.
Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012
loving it so far on my V20, app seems to be a bit snappier too
posted on May 30, 2017, 4:36 PM 4
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Wish it could play in the background.
posted on May 30, 2017, 4:46 PM 0
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Got to pay to play for that official function.
posted on May 30, 2017, 4:55 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 30, 2017, 8:40 PM 0
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I don't like how you can't scroll between tabs now.
posted on May 30, 2017, 7:02 PM 0
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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!
posted on May 30, 2017, 8:35 PM 0
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