YouTube Gets Redesigned Video Watch Page On Smartphones, Adds New Features On YouTube Music


YouTube’s video watch page on mobile has received a facelift. The new design comes days after Google announced that both Android and iOS apps will receive the updates soon. One of the changes that users will get to see is the positioning of the comment box. YouTube mobile users can now view and post comments by clicking on the comment box just underneath the channel bar with the subscribe button which was different before where users had to scroll down to the very end of the video page to post or view comments. Additionally, YouTube Music app is also getting some new features including an “Explore” tab and more. Google has said that the update is “now available” for both Android and iOS users of the app.

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Starting with YouTube update, the comment bar on any video page is now prominently visible to both Andrioid and iOS users of the YouTube app. Google mentioned in a blog post last month said that the tech giant found more people were writing comments with the new design. Google has also enabled the option “Up next” feed. Google confirmed that users will enjoy now seeing more information about the video. As per Google’s statement, “You’ll also notice channel icons below each video to help you recognise your favourite creators while you scroll through the feed.”

Additionally, Google announced that YouTube Android and iOS app will display new types of content alongside the videos in Up Next feed of a video page. These are “Community Posts, “YouTube Mixes”, and more. This feature has also been added to the video-sharing platform.

The story doesn’t end here. Google has also announced that Android and iOS users of the app will now be able to find new music through the newly introduced ‘Explore’ tab. The Explore tab further contains ‘New Releases’ and ‘Moods and genres’ tab that offers a variety of music options. Moreover, users can also check out the lyrics of a song directly on the page where the music is being played.

These updates have come at a time when the whole world is locked in their homes due to the pandemic and is spending more time on digital media to overcome the trying times.