Update to the iOS YouTube app adds useful new tool; Android users must wait

Update to the iOS YouTube app adds useful new tool; Android users must wait
Google announced on Tuesday that it has added a new "topics" feature to the iOS version of the YouTube app. These are filters in the subscription feed that include options such as "All,"  "Continue watching," "Live," and "Posts."

According to Google, tapping on "All" will show you all of the videos from channels you're subscribed to from latest to oldest. This will be the default setting on the app. If you select "Today" you will see videos published within the last 24 hours and "Continue Watching" will list the videos that you have started but have yet to finish. That one is pretty self-explanatory. So is "Unwatched" which will reveal videos that you have yet to view. Only YouTube livestreams and premieres appear when "Live" is selected. And lastly, "Posts" will show you messages from communities that you're subscribed to.

The filters are optional and can be disabled by the user. The new feature will be available for iOS users first. Android users will be getting the update sometime in the future.

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10 Comments

1. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1224; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Very nice and long overdue. :)

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31757; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Let me know when it does PIP, after you exit the app...natively.

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 911; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

use vanced youtube... pip, background with no advertisement www.vanced.app/

7. dumpster666

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

He's talking about ios... YouTube supports pip on android natively... But you have to buy the subscription.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31757; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly

9. civicsr2cool

Posts: 281; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Youtube++. Cercube, etc have PIP.

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

Very nice feature .. but Alan there is something wasn't necessary in the title let's just avoid hate in the comments section

4. torr310

Posts: 1724; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It is always more difficult to develop Android apps while are compatible to Android phones from different makers.

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I need to update my YouTube, this feature looks extremely useful!

11. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I really like this, especially when I started watching a video and I didn't get to finish it. It's much better to have this rather than taking a screenshot to remember where I stopped.

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