YouTube has announced it will soon begin testing a new Explore tab within the company’s iOS app that will help you discover new content to watch. The feature is similar to how Instagram’s Explore tab works or the exploration features within Twitter.
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. One thing we’ll be testing on iOS over the new few weeks is a new “Explore” tab, which will help you discover more videos, topics and channels that you might not otherwise see. We also hope Explore will be a space where creators of all sizes, including emerging creators, can have their content discovered.
According to YouTube, only a small percent of iOS users will notice the test taking place. If you’re a part of the test, you’ll notice the Trending section disappearing in favor of Explore. That’s because YouTube will be migrating content from this tab into the new one. A wider rollout of this change will likely take place in the future.
YouTube says the test will be conducted over the coming weeks. A release date for the Explore tab on iOS or Android hasn’t been announced just yet.