YouTube Testing New Explore Tab on Mobile Devices

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    YouTube today announced on its Creator Insider channel that it is experimenting with a new Explore Tab on mobile devices, which is designed to expose YouTube viewers to content they might not otherwise experience.

    The Explore Tab will recommend different topics, channels, or videos that wouldn't typically come up in a user's traditional feed. Explore Tab recommendations are still personalized and are based on viewing habits, but it's essentially a greater range of content.

    YouTube Director of Product Management Tom Leung explained the concept in the video announcing the feature.
    The Explore Tab is in testing and it is available to one percent of iPhone users who use the YouTube iOS app. Users who are selected for testing will see a new "Explore" tab at the bottom of the app alongside the "Home" tab, a Subscriptions tab, a new Activity tab, and a Library tab.

    While the Explore Tab is limited to a small number of users at this time, if it is successful, YouTube plans to roll it out to a wider number of users.

    Article Link: YouTube Testing New Explore Tab on Mobile Devices
  2. codfromthesea Suspended

    Apr 24, 2017
    I’d pay if YouTube ever rolled out a feature to block particular YouTubers vids. Casey uglynose, Paul roaches, clickbaits and all that. Too bad this will never happen.
  3. bbotte macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2008
    Can we finally be allowed to upload HD over cellular already? It’s my data.....
  4. Danoc, Jul 23, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
  5. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2011
    Dude it’s already there. Just click on the little dots next to the video and a pop up pops up saying something like “not interested” and then you click it and another screen replaces it saying tell us why. Click that and you can choose “I’m not interested in this channel do not show me anymore of this”

    It’s been there for ages. If not in the app it’s in a browser. Do it when logged into your account so it sticks.
  6. KGB7 Suspended


    Jun 15, 2017
    Rockville, MD
    I just hope I get more “how to do make up at 3am and look perfect at 6pm” videos.....:rolleyes:
  7. codfromthesea Suspended

    Apr 24, 2017

    That only fiixes the main page. I want them blocked entirely, including trending page and suggestion vids on the right. I know Chrome has extension for that but I don’t see any in Safari :(
  8. TimmeyCook Suspended


    Jun 20, 2018
    Been there, done that.

    They keep popping up to my face. Those precise channels that I don’t have the slightest of interest to watch.

    Rossmann, Linus and that ugly poser from NYC.
  9. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2011
    Strange works for me.
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    I dont get them in the suggestion vids on the right. They will of course appear in trending as thats a set page.
  10. codfromthesea Suspended

    Apr 24, 2017
    The blocked youtbers don’t always show up as suggested vids but it does happen every now and then. Personally one vid is one too many so I’d really like to see a safari extension that’d block their thumbnail and title, leaving it as a blank like adblock does.

    I hate 99% of videos on tending page - they are basically hip-pop, “lifestyle” self righteous vloggers, trump bashing clips, or some garbage e-waste unboxing.

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