Youtube released an update to its mobile application on Android and iOS which replaced one of its most commonly visited sections. The ‘Trending’ tab has been replaced with a new ‘Explore’ tab.
Statement By YouTube
New In The Explore Tab
- Trending Videos: The old trending tab now has its own section in the Explore.
- Destination pages accessibility: Explore tab contains shortcuts to the destination pages including News, Movies, Shows, Gaming, Music, Fashion and Learning.
- ‘On the Rise’ section’: Artist on the Rise’ and ‘Creator on the Rise’ is displayed before trending videos.
This new update is a benefit for smaller creators as ‘On the Rise’ section will be the first thing people will come across to. The trending section showcases the known brands and YouTubers with large followers whereas ‘On the Rise’ section highlights new creators and upcoming artists. This change has provided the opportunity for small creators to get recognition.