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YouTube for iOS updated w/ Material Design interface, in-app video editing tools

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After a long time in scattered A/B testing, YouTube today has updated its iOS app with a brand new design very reminiscent of its Material Design theme that has graced its other iOS apps recently, as well.

YouTube says that the new interface makes it even easier to find and discover new content. Recommended videos, favorite channels, and subscriptions are all directly accessible from the homescreen of the app by either swiping left and right or tapping on the icons. As you can see in the screenshots above and below, a variety of other changes are also present when it comes to the interface of the app.

In addition the redesigned interface, today’s update also brings in-app editing tools to YouTube on iOS, a feature that will certainly be welcomed by on-the-go vloggers.

The redesigned YouTube app makes it easier to find what you love. Now your recommended videos, favorite channels, and subscriptions can be accessed by tapping each icon or swiping your screen. You can also create fun videos on the fly with new in-app editing tools.

 The latest version of the YouTube app is available now on the App Store for free.

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  1. roger0798 - 7 years ago

    It didn’t work for me. After updating my iPhone and iPad, I still see mostly the old design, even though I got the new logo, splash screen and a few minor tweaks, namely the search bar. Is it like that for anyone else?

  2. Time to 1 star the YouTube app for not following iOS guidelines folks.

    After all, it is far after Android users 1-starred Apple’s Move to iOS app for not following their crappy Material guidelines.

  3. Same for me. Updated the app, got new icon and splash screen, but still old interface…

  4. rogifan - 7 years ago

    This new design sucks. I’m Google is able to get away with not following Apple’s HIG. I’m sure Fandroids would be livid if Apple released an app for Android that didn’t follow material design.

  5. sometoast - 7 years ago


  6. Hugo Ise - 7 years ago

    I got the new UI for a couple of days, and Suddenly it was back to the old one, why?


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