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YouTube replaces Trending tab in Mobile app with Explore tab

The trending tab in the YouTube Android and the iOS app found in the bottom navigation pane has finally been replaced by a new Explore tab, after almost a year of testing and development. The Explore tab is like an advanced version of the trending page where you can not just see the latest trending videos on YouTube but also browse videos from popular categories like Music, Gaming, News, Fashion and others.

YouTube explore tab

Google has mentioned in the official support page for YouTube that the new change is mainly focussed on giving easy access to YouTube users to the destination pages of their choice. In this way, users would be able to access videos of different categories like Music, News, Learning, Fashion, Movies or Gaming based on their preferences in a timely manner.

explore tab
explore tab

This will also help in filtering and categorizing the videos so the users can easily consume the content that is of interest to them while avoiding the ones they do not like. This change also makes sure that independent creators and artists on YouTube would be more prominently displayed to the users by adding tags like creator or artist on the rise tags to their videos and displaying them before the other general trending videos on YouTube.

While the new explore tab is already visible for a lot of Android and iOS users in the YouTube app and it has replaced the trending tab, it will take a while before the change is reflected on the YouTube app of all the smartphones out there. The new update also seems to be a server-side one, so it might not appear on your YouTube app even if you update it to the latest version.

You can find out more information about the new changes and how the trending tab in YouTube works and how YouTube decides what goes in the trending and explore pages in the official YouTube support page over here.

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Where to watch the Nokia launch and what to expect

October is shaping up to be a big month for phone releases. We’ve already seen what LG has to offer with its new V40 flagship and we’re expecting many more releases this month. Next up is Nokia with its event starting at 12 Eastern time today and live streaming on YouTube.

What to Expect

Invites went out for the HMD Nokia event a couple weeks back and the speculation is this will be the follow up to the Nokia 7 Plus. That makes the most sense because we’ve recently seen leaked renders of the Nokia 7.1 Plus pop up.

From the renders, we know the Nokia 7.1 Plus will have the trendy and unsightly notch and chin design. It also features dual cameras on the back with a fingerprint scanner along with the Android One logo. With any luck, we’ll see it launch with Android 9 Pie and it is also expected to have 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

That’s all we have at this point, but all will be revealed later today when the 7.1 Plus officially launches. There is also a slim chance we might see the Nokia 9 launched, but it is far more likely the Nokia 7.1 Plus will be the star of the show.

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YouTube’s upcoming Remix music streaming service reportedly launching in March

A few months ago, YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen confirmed the add-free YouTube Red service and Google Play Music will be merged into a new subscription service. Now a new report coming out of Bloomberg sheds more light on the matter. Apparently, the new service – internally referred to as Remix – is […]

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YouTube’s new Reels feature is borrowed from Instagram

Stories is one of the most popular features of Instagram, which allows users to share a moment of their day in a form of picture or video snippets that disappear within 24 hours. Well, it seems YouTube is getting a similar feature too. The new tool is dubbed Reel and is aimed at creators. Its […]

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YouTube TV app arrives on select LG and Samsung smart TVs

Google is constantly expanding the platform that is YouTube with an aim to take the fight to cable TV. One such initiative is YouTube TV and the feature just got a whole lot more useful. The YouTube TV team said back in October that it would be rolling out to more platforms and promised to […]

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You can now buy concert tickets from YouTube

YouTube wants to make it easier for fans to see their favorite artists live, so it has partnered with Ticketmaster in order to make this happen. Starting this week, YouTube will begin to display a new ticket widget just below your video (in the mobile app) or under the video’s description (on desktop). So now […]

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YouTube TV comes to Xbox, Smart TVs, Shield, and Apple TV

Google on Monday announced that its YouTube TV service is expanding to new devices. Once rolled out, subscribers will have more options and places to watch the streaming service. Until now, YouTube TV was confined to an app for phones and tablets that would need to be cast to a television. According to Google, a YouTube […]

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Google tipped to be working on an Amazon Echo Show rival

Google is playing catch-up with Amazon when it comes to the smart home devices, as the retail giant is currently dominating the market thanks to its extensive Echo family of products, which just received new additions yesterday. But soon the Google’s smart home device portfolio will be extended to include a few new devices including […]

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Google blocks YouTube on the Amazon Echo Show

If you own an Amazon Echo Show, you might have noticed something missing – you can no longer access YouTube from it. Ask Alexa to play you a music video from YouTube and you will get this stern response in return: “Currently, Google is not supporting YouTube on Echo Show.” Ouch! What’s going on, you […]

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YouTube update brings low-latency streaming, new tools for easier chat moderation

This week, YouTube announced it was adding a few new tools to its live streaming service component, meant to make YouTube Live content creation more intuitive and easily accessible. Video creators looking to better engage their audience now have the option of enabling the ultra-low latency mode which will slow down streaming video latency to […]

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