Google, last year, in a bid to make your personalized YouTube “Subscriptions” more manageable, added a carousel with automated “topics” that were relevant to the type of videos you like watching. To make it easier for users to catch up with their favorite creators, YouTube is now introducing new “topics” in the Subscriptions feed, to help you better sort your videos.
The introduction of these new topics should be helpful for people who mainly use the Subscriptions tab to find videos to watch. Among stories from registered makers, there is a new carousel with six topics and an institution shortcut. Everything is in reverse chronological order.
Here’s a lowdown on what are these six new topics and how do they help you better sort out your subscriptions.
- All of them displays all videos of channels to which you have subscribed (such as today) from the last to the oldest. This remains your default setting.
- Today shows you videos that have been published in the last 24 hours.
- Continue Watching only shows you videos that you previously started watching but haven’t finished yet.
- Unwatched only shows you videos you haven’t yet watched.
- Live only shows you live-stream videos and YouTube Premieres.
- Posts show you Community posts from channels you’re subscribed to – you won’t see any videos in this view.
Why these topics in particular? Well apparently, while testing, YouTube discovered that these subscription filters “encouraged more subscribers to come to their subs-feed every day to look for new updates.” It is optional and the app is set to “Everything” by default.
This feature is currently being introduced in the YouTube app for iOS only though and will be introduced to Android only “in the future”.