Trending content material will probably solely be accessible from the Trending tab as soon as the change hits

Like another Google division, YouTube likes to check new options with small teams of individuals to realize suggestions and polish issues up earlier than making them broadly accessible. Whereas just a few of them are the opt-in sort and could be accessed by means of the “Attempt new options” part from the app settings, many others pop up on their very own by means of server-side switches. Certainly one of these experiments on the cell app now makes it a bit simpler to discover new content material primarily based on the sort of movies you need to watch.


YouTube started testing a brand new expandable menu this week that replaces the Discover chip you get on the prime of the house web page inside the Subject bar. Tapping it opens the menu as much as reveal Trending and vacation spot pages (Gaming, Music, Information, and many others.), serving to you discover content material that is most fascinating to you a tiny bit faster.

The Discover tab at present fires up a complete new web page with icons for vacation spot pages on the prime and Trending movies beneath, however since this web page will apparently be achieved away with, not less than from what we are able to inform, the “Trending” locations web page would be the sole means to find scorching content material of all selection (other than the Shorts web page which has its personal trending web page, however we are able to focus on that in a special story).

In different phrases, this transformation places a fence between the Discover and Trending sections, eliminating any redundancy between the 2.

YouTube says that this new menu UI is at present being examined out with a small proportion of customers on iOS and Android. No phrase but on rollout plans additional out from that time, but it surely’s probably that everybody will get a bit of this down the road.

Now, if YouTube might solely deliver again the dislikes counter… what, an excessive amount of?