YouTube To Test Explore Tab in iOS to Help Users to Get More Videos
YouTube is likely to test an ‘Explore’ tab in the iOS app, which let the user help in finding trending stories, topics, channels and video that you might not otherwise see on YouTube. According to YouTube, this YouTube ‘Explore’ tab will help people to get more videos. It will also show you videos according to your dedicated feed that is not necessarily full of people that you follow.
Once this YouTube explore tab is implemented, this will affect 1% of YouTube’s iOS app viewers. This video platform is expected to run this experiment over the next few weeks.
In the trial version, at the bottom of all iOS app screen, instead of trending tab you will find an Explore tab, in which you will be finding all trending videos, topics, and Channels.
The different recommendations in the “Explore” tab on iOS will be personalized, based on an individual user’s viewing activity. But unlike the current way YouTube suggests content, the videos and channels in Explore will be stuff “you might not otherwise see,” according to a post by YouTube on the service’s help forum reads.
In a new video, Tom of the Creator Insider channel explains how the YouTube Explore tab works. Basically, instead of offering up a list of videos catered specifically to your viewing habits, Explore will help you “broaden your horizons” by letting you choose between a variety of topics and channels. YouTube still takes your habits into account when populating the tab, but you should see significantly more diversity in Explore than you would otherwise.
We’re always experimenting with ways to make it easier for people to find, Says YouTube
YouTube said while announcing the YouTube Explore test, “With more videos coming to YouTube every minute we’re always experimenting with ways to make it easier for people to find, watch and share the videos that matter most to them,”
The new Explore tab, meanwhile, will be more similar to the Explore tab offered by Instagram, which aside from the personalized “for you” channel, also offers up feeds dedicated to science, sports, art, and more for users to scroll through. Twitter also provides a similar service, which lets users scroll through different types of feeds that aren’t necessarily full of people that they follow.
YouTube says, if you are an iOS user, they will be happy to hear feedback and what you think about the latest YouTube explore tab and it’s surely going to get an earful. Some of the changes it has made to the platform, and even some tests of new features, haven’t gone over well with its large community of creators.