30 November 2022
There is no doubt YouTube Shorts have proved to be a huge success but there are users who do not like them. It becomes even more annoying for those users when they visit a channel but instead of long-form videos, they are welcomed by Shorts clips. This is what YouTube is changing with a new update where the app will have dedicated tabs for each format.
The change will bring two new YouTube tabs named Shorts and Live. The first one will have all the Shorts created by that particular YouTube channel. The second will list all the live streams that a creator has done in the past. It will also show any ongoing live stream as well as upcoming streams. In other words, these tabs will be your single destination for finding Shorts and live stream content of your favorite creators.
The existing Videos tab will continue to exist on the app. The only difference is that it will now have only long-form videos. There will be no mix of Shorts or live videos in the feed. This is a good move for viewers who are interested only in long videos and do not want to come across the other two content types. The update rollout has begun and will become available to everyone in the coming weeks.
The change is coming alongside another major YouTube revamp that was announced earlier this week. The new design will bring an ambient mode that will match the color scheme to the currently played video. The video playlist page will also get a visual change to make it easier for viewers to decide if it is worth watching. The "Subscribe" button color will change from Red to White and the video player will offer pinch to zoom functionality.