Google Overhauls YouTube
Google today unveiled a new version of YouTube for both mobile devices and the desktop. To start, the mobile app has a new, clean design. Google changed the header from red to white, moved the navigation tabs to the bottom of the app, and added new library and account tabs to ease content discovery. The app gains new gestures, such as a feature that lets users jump forward and backward between videos with a swipe of their hand. YouTube for mobile adds the ability to tweak playback speeds, so people can speed up or slow down videos to suit their preferences. Moreover, Google is experimenting with new ways to display videos. People will begin to see the YouTube player change shape to match the video format being viewed, such as square, vertical, or horizontal, as well see a row of suggested videos when watching in full screen. Google says it is playing with new ways to browse for videos in the space below the video player, though these features aren't yet available. Google updated the YouTube logo for the first time since it bought the property back in 2006. Google believes the changed icon will work better across various screen types and sizes. Many of these changes are reaching the desktop version of YouTube, which gains Google's Material Design and a dark theme for more cinematic viewing.
YouTube to Automatically Adjust Playback Size to Fill Your Screen
Google is about to make it easier to watch videos shot in different aspect ratios. With an update scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, the YouTube mobile app will "dynamically adapt to whatever size you choose to watch it in.
Google Overhauls YouTube App
Google released a revised version of YouTube and the updated app focuses on improving usability. The user interface now focuses around three tabs: Home, Subscriptions, and Account.
YouTube Mobile App Gains In-App Sharing and Chatting
Google today updated its YouTube mobile application and made the process of sharing videos far simpler. Moving forward, people can share videos directly with one another within the YouTube app itself.
Google Refreshes Youtube for iOS
Google has pushed out an update to the iOS version of its YouTube application. The app now uses more elements from Google's Material Design, which Google says makes certain features easier to find and use.