Redesigned YouTube app brings new in-app editing tools
Google has just released a redesigned YouTube app based on its Material Design language. After several months of testing with iOS users randomly selected, the YouTube app received a major redesign today, including a new logo, bringing the overall look in line with its Android counterpart. The app is now divided into three main content areas which can be accessed via a swipe gesture: Home, Subscription, and Account.
The Home section gives you access to the Recommended videos, the Subscriptions section gives you access to videos from your favorite channels and subscriptions, and Account allows you to access your History, videos you had uploaded to YouTube, videos you had marked to Watch Later etc.
On top of the new design direction, this update also brings new in-app editing tools.
Unfortunately, the new app still doesn’t support iOS 9’s multitasking features such as Split View and Picture in Picture. As reported earlier, you can use this clever workaround to watch YouTube videos in PiP mode or use one of the several third-party YouTube clients that include support for these iOS 9 features.
The update is still propagating through the App Store so it might not be immediately available to you.
What do you think of this new design ?