01 April 2020
YouTube Android and iOS apps are receiving a new update that brings a new Explore tab. The tab works exactly what the name suggests which is to help you explore new content. It is meant to help users find content that they would not have discovered otherwise. It will offer content that is trending on the platform as well as content sorted into different categories.
The Explore tab is present just next to the Home tab on the YouTube application. All the available categories will be visible at the top that will include Trending, Music, Gaming, News, and Movies among others. Tapping on a particular category will show you a list of corresponding videos. Next up, there are new sections called Creator on the Rise and Artist on the Rise aimed at highlighting an upcoming YouTube channel or a new artist. YouTube says these sections will be updated on a daily basis. The team will also add more sections/categories in the future.
You can refer to the animated GIF above to see how the Explore tab looks and works like. If you will simply scroll through the tab, you will see all the trending videos by default. This is because Explore is essentially an improved version of the previously shown Trending section. It has been changed to help you find new and diverse content at a much quicker pace.
The official announcement reveals that the YouTube app update rollout has begun already. If you are not seeing the new tab yet, it should arrive in the coming days. The only thing you can do is to ensure that you are running the latest YouTube Android and iOS version.