YouTube Replaces Trending Tab with ‘Explore’ on Android and iOS

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After almost two years of testing, YouTube has finally started rolling out the Explore tab for both Android and iOS platforms. 

From now on, you will see the new ‘Explore’ tab will be taking the place of the ‘Trending‘ tab bottom navigation bar. Google has been working on this for the last two years. On this new Feature, you will be able to create their own destination pages, so you’ll have to choose from a list of pre-made options. Hopefully, YouTube will add some new in the future.

The Explore tab allows you to easily access new and fresh content across popular at that moment or other categories like Gaming, Music, News, Movies, Fashion & Beauty categories that make this tab different from the current Trending tab. 

YouTube Explore Tab
YouTube Explore Tab

With the new Explore tab, the YouTube Trending videos can now access in two ways – you can either tap the dedicated Trending button seen at the very top or scroll down a bit you will see the trending videos section.

Google also adds the new ‘Creator on the Rise’ section in the Explore tab. This will help you to find and connect with new emerging creators in the YouTube community. “As you scroll through your Explore feed, you’ll see “Creator on the Rise” and “Artist on the Rise” before other trending videos. New creators and artists emerge on YouTube every day, so we hope this makes it easier for you to discover their content and connect with them and their communities!”, said YouTube’s support page.



YouTube says it plans to add more of destination pages like this over time. Changing the name also means that YouTube will more be highlighting its Creator on the Rise and Artist on the Rise videos.

The update is rolling out over the next few days seems to be live on all Android and iOS devices.

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