+ Sunday February 24th, 2019

Do you think the YouTube Android app needs a new look? Well, it’s getting one, which YouTube says ‘provides a consistent layout across mobile and allows for easier navigation’.

So, what does it mean? Well, the major change is that the navigation bar has been moved to the bottom making it easier to navigate with a single hand. The navigation bar is visible at all times – except when Watching a video.

YouTube has also seperated out the “Account” and “Library” tabs to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Your playlists, watch history and uploads are in ‘Library’, while your settings and account information are now located by tapping the profile icon at the top of the page.

The app will also remember where you were on each tab, instantly taking you back to the place in the tab you were looking at last.

It’s apparently rolling out now, but we’ve yet to see it here on our devices. YouTube has provided a video walkthrough of the new update for you to check out in the meantime:

Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: YouTube.

Daniel Tyson  

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I’m not sure why they have done this, it’s no longer consistent with Material Design. It feels like an iOS app now.

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