Youtube announced four important additions to its popular video service designed to improve the way users manage and discover new content.
The mini-makeover includes a new video end screen, which appears after a video plays. It’s a full-screen mosaic with additional viewing recommendations.
The playlist bar has also been improved with larger video images and clearer “back” and “forward” buttons. YouTube’s playlists have been hugely popular for users looking to curate or collect content. The redesign should be a huge improvement over the previous design, which tended to have glitches.
Users looking to curate content will be happy to know the YouTube charts page has been updated. YouTube always kept track of top videos, but these lists were either buried in sub-menus or lost on the landing page. The redesign promises more chances for content discovery with smart search filters and niche categories like “How To & Style” and “Pets & Animals.”
Video editing is one of YouTube’s best-kept secrets. YouTube announced that WeVideo Now will be a big update to its current video editing tools, offering users even more options for editing and touching up their uploaded videos. WeVideo is a cloud-based video editing service, meaning all those tools will be available from any computer.
More details on the changes are available on the YouTube blog.