Google today rolled out a new update for the YouTube app for Android with a bottom navigation bar. The new design sees the company ditching the top navigation bar in favor of a bottom one that is easier to reach with your thumb.
The bottom tab is available on all pages of the tab so as to facilitate quick and easy navigation.
The updated app now comes with separate “Account” and “Library” sections, with the former containing all account related settings while the latter houses all your playlists, viewing history, and uploads. The app now also remembers the position where you left off one each tab, so you can easily pick up where you left off.
A mini changelog as provided by on Google’s product forums is as follows:
Navigation tabs are clearly labeled. It’s also easier to reach the tabs with your thumb as they’re now along the bottom.
“Account” and “Library” have been separated to make it simpler to find what you’re looking for. Your videos (e.g. playlists, watch history, uploads) are in “Library,” while your Account and Settings are located from the profile icon at the top.
The navigation bars are visible on all pages (except for Watch), so you can quickly navigate to one of the main navigation tabs.
The app remembers where you left off on each tab. For example, if you scroll down through the Home feed, then go to your Subscriptions tab, and then return to Home, you can easily pick up where you left off.
The design has already been available on iOS version of the YouTube app and is now being rolled out to the Android app.[Via Google Product Forums]