This story was originally posted on the official YouTube blog. We're excited to be launching a range of the mobile features you've been waiting for. Subscriptions are now front and centre in the app; there’s an easy way for your fans to opt in to all new upload notifications from your channel; and we’re offering simple editing and upload tools, integrated into the YouTube app.
If you’ve watched a YouTube video recently, chances are you did it on your phone or tablet. That’s because today, more than half the views on YouTube are recorded on mobile devices. So to bring you an even better mobile experience, we’re updating the official YouTube apps – making it easier than ever to find videos you love and to create them, too.
The update – available now on Android, mobile web, and soon on iOS – introduces three new tabs:
- Home: easily explore and discover videos you'll love, with recommendations based on your watch history as well as playlists personalised just for you.
- Subscriptions: find the latest videos from your favourite channels and creators on the new Subscriptions tab. And to help make sure you never miss an upload, you can now tap the bell icon on the channels you love, to get a notification as soon as a new video is posted.
- Account: check out your playlists, watch history, and the videos you’ve uploaded, all in one place.
You can also now watch full-screen vertical videos with just a single tap for the very first time.
But YouTube isn’t just about enjoying videos – it’s also a place to express yourself and show the world what you love. With the redesigned app, you can take your creativity to new levels using a new set of video creation tools. You’ve got an amazing camera in your phone or tablet, and now you can trim your footage, tint the image with filters, add music, and upload… all inside the app.
These are just a few of the features we’ve been working on, and you’ll see many more later this year.
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