Back in 2016, YouTube began testing out a new bottom navigation UI for its Android app that gave it a new layout. This feature wasn’t visible to all users but over time, YouTube started to roll it out to more users. Now it seems that YouTube might have decided that it was prime time that it was available to all..
In a post on the YouTube forums, YouTube has announced the changes that they have made within the app. For those who weren’t lucky enough to be part of the early groups of users to get the feature ahead of today, basically what YouTube has done is changed the navigation tab on the bottom of its Android app.
They have labelled it and state that because it is now at the bottom, it is easier to access with one’s thumb. They’ve also made some changes to the Account and Library section and have separated them to make it easier for users to find what they are looking for. The app will also now remember where you left off on each tab, so that users can easily pick up where they left off whenever they reopen the app.
For iOS users, these changes have already been made live a while back so it’s really only for Android users. YouTube claims the changes are rolling out as we speak so you should be able to expect them pretty soon.