Multiple aesthetic changes are happening simultaneously on YouTube. The big player in video sharing earlier this month released an Ambient Mode and a darker theme for the app, and now it’s making Shorts a little bit simpler to find.
To distinguish Shorts and Live Content from the platform’s long-form videos, YouTube is establishing a special category for them. When you open up someone’s channel, these tabs will show up, making it simpler to access Shorts and Live material. These should not be confused with the current Subscriptions and Library tabs, which can be found in different menus.
The fact that YouTube created a Shorts shelf for the TV app demonstrates the importance the corporation places on it. However, YouTube has now chosen to create a tab for shorter videos. Because not everyone enjoys content that is optimized for mobile devices.
The goal is to maintain providing you with more of the content on the platform that you enjoy. From now on, the app will direct you to the creator’s Shorts page after you tap on the user’s name while you’re browsing through a creator’s Shorts in your feed.
The Live tab, on the other hand, is designed for streamers and acts as a central location for all previously recorded, scheduled, and live streams from that producer.
Since Shorts and Live now have their own tab. YouTube will be removing them from the default Videos tab that is displayed on channels. This should make it simpler to access Shorts and Live content, or to avoid it entirely if you’re not a fan, as was already indicated.
The update is already starting to roll out globally and begins to show up on some people’s phones. If you don’t have the update, it hasn’t yet reached your area.