No longer the YouTube we're used to

Emre Çitak
Oct 25, 2023
Updated • Oct 26, 2023

The new YouTube update has recently been released and it brings a fresh look and enhanced user experience to the platform. With over thirty new features being introduced, this update aims to provide users with a more intuitive and engaging experience.

Here are six of the best features from the new YouTube update.

New YouTube update brings enhancements to the platform

YouTube has been our way of accessing content on the internet for years. After the first video was uploaded to the platform, the platform grew like an avalanche, and with the new YouTube update, it seems to follow the trend of other applications utilizing AI technologies.

So what's really new on the new YouTube update? Let's find out.

New YouTube update
The new YouTube update brings over 30 enhancements

Improved video description layouts

Video descriptions are now scrollable, making it easier for creators to format them better and provide more information to viewers. Social media links are also displayed with their respective logos, allowing viewers to easily navigate to additional content.

Quick playback speed adjustment

Users can now quickly adjust the playback speed of videos by pressing and holding the play button. This feature allows for faster access to extended content when needed.

Song identification

The new YouTube update introduces an innovative feature that allows users to identify songs by humming, singing, or playing a tune. This feature uses AI technology to recognize the original song and will be available on YouTube for Android in the coming weeks.

Unified "You Tab"

The new "You Tab" replaces the former Library tab and account page, providing a streamlined access point for all YouTube interactions. Watch history, playlists, purchases, account settings, and channel details are now conveniently located under one roof.

Enhanced video seeking experience

Navigating through videos is becoming more intuitive with larger preview thumbnails and the ability to revert to a previous position by releasing the bar. These features ensure a seamless viewing experience for users.

Dynamic animations for engagement

The new YouTube update introduces dynamic animations for engagement, such as animated icons for likes and subscribers, real-time views and likes for the first 24 hours post-upload, and auto-rotating top comments beneath the video description.

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Where is history on YouTube app?

Some users have reported issues with accessing their watch history on the YouTube mobile app after the new YouTube update. Temporary solutions include uninstalling and reinstalling the app, signing out and back into the app, or logging out of the Google account within the app.

YouTube's tech squad is probably already working on this issue.


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