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Apr 12, 2001

Google has updated its official YouTube iOS app with Subscription feed "topics" in an effort to make it easier for users to catch up with their favorite creators.


The topics appear below the top row of followed channels and essentially act as filters for content that you subscribe to.

The default setting is "All," which lists all videos from channels you're subscribed to, from newest to oldest. Then there's "Today," showing all the videos published within the past 24 hours.

The other topics include "Continue Watching" (videos you started watching but haven't finished yet), "Unwatched" videos, "Live" videos (includes livestreams as well as YouTube Premieres), and "Posts," which shows only community posts.

Google says that tests showed that these topics encouraged more subscribers to come to their subs feed daily to look for new updates. That said, there's no requirement to use them, and user feeds will continue to show in reverse chronological order in the traditional way if the topics buttons are left untouched.

YouTube is a free download for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

Article Link: YouTube iOS App Gains 'Topics' to Filter Your Subscriptions Feed
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macrumors 65816
Jul 12, 2009
I’ve been hoping this would be a thing for a while now - it’d be nice to not get recommended the same channels all the time.


macrumors member
Oct 5, 2015
A little off topic, but speaking of YouTube.. if only they could add 4K and a separate YouTube Music app on Apple TV, I’d be a very happy man
YouTube's aTV app is absolutely horrible. Basic playback controls are unusable
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