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Youtube updated with a few simple changes, no full changelog just yet

An update to Youtube is rolling out for some users in the Google Play Store right now, and although we don't have a complete changelog from Google just yet we have noticed a few changes. Right off the top, version offers you a quick way to share videos or add them to watch later, favorites or a new playlist straight from the recommended or search results page with a tap on the overflow button. Previously you could only add them to "watch later."

Another tiny change is the inability to subscribe to your own channel — makes sense, and we consider this one more of a bugfix than anything. Also new is a simple two-tap way to clear your video history from the overflow menu when viewing the list of your recently watched videos.

We're still waiting to see a full proper changelog from Google in the Play Store (we're still looking at the big one from last week), but you can still go check for and download the update.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • As for the video counter/scrubbing in landscape mode on the note 2? If it's there I have yet to discover it since the new interface
  • I had the same problem. It's fixed in the new update. Posted via Android Central App
  • I had the same problem. It's fixed in the new update. Posted via Android Central App
  • Still no comment reply? What does it take to implement that? Posted via Android Central App
  • Hopefully they fix the "unsupported format" error bug. >.> Posted via Android Central App
  • The update also pushes new ads for other Google services. Yay. I think the old version will work just fine for me.
  • What about that darn "There was a problem with the network"? Posted via Android Central App
  • Haven't seen the update yet. A lack of commenting is a bummer though. Posted via Android Central App
  • Being able to remove videos from recommended or watch now would be good as well... Unlikely they would ever do that though - they seem to think they always get it right. Posted via Android Central App on my Motorola XT890 RAZR i
  • Absolutely. That is the single most annoying thing about YouTube for me.
  • No biggy, but I believe the correct version is 5.1.10
  • What we need: 1) see user's avatar 2) reply to users 3) check user's channel by clicking name 4) thumbs up/down a comment 5) see top comments Posted from my Nexus 4 via Android Central App