Google Updates YouTube to Help Users Find Content More Easily
With the newly redesigned YouTube home page, your playlists should now be easier to find and use from anywhere.Google's YouTube online video service is getting a bit easier to use now that user playlists are being given more attention as part of a YouTube home page update. The changes were unveiled by Yining Zhao, a YouTube Web developer, in a Feb. 20 post on the YouTube Official Blog. "The way you watch YouTube keeps changing, so we're making a few tweaks to YouTube to keep up with you," wrote Zhao. "Starting today you'll see some changes to make it easier to find what you want to watch on YouTube and collect playlists to watch again and again." A welcome new feature is the inclusion of a user's playlists in the on-screen guide, making them easier to find and use. "Your guide now has all of the playlists that you created, as well as playlists from other channels you liked," wrote Zhao. "If you make a playlist, you'll also see a new page that makes editing easier. And if you're looking for new playlists to check out from your favorite channels, check out the new playlist tab on a channel like this one from YouTube Nation."
Also receiving some tweaks is the YouTube home page, as it gets a new "center-aligned look" that will fit better on any screen size, according to Zhao. "You can quickly flip between what's recommended and popular in 'What to Watch,' like Postmodern Jukebox's Timber, and the latest from your subscribed channels like iamOTHER in 'My Subscriptions,' with both options now front and center," wrote Zhao. "Click the guide icon to the right of the YouTube logo at any time to see your playlists, subscriptions and more."