Last year, Google made YouTube’s Home tab more manageable by adding a carousel of personalized topics. YouTube for iOS today is adding filters in the Subscriptions feed to better sort through your videos.
YouTube’s iOS app has received new filters in the Subscriptions feed with six options. Users will be able to pick from All, Today, Continue Watching, Unwatched, Live, and Posts. The Android app will receive a similar feature soon, says Google. The feature will be highly useful for YouTube users who’ve subscribed to a lot of channels.
Users will see videos in a reverse-chronological list, after tapping on a specific filter. These would include all videos from subscribed channels, videos posted on that particular day, videos a user may have stopped watching in-between, live videos, and posts from YouTube channels. YouTube is calling these filters ‘topics’.
“During our testing, we saw that these topics encouraged more subscribers to come to their subs feed daily to look for new updates — Google said. Your default subscriptions feed will continue to show you all videos from channels you’re subscribed to.”
YouTube and the company could improve these filters by adding slightly more powerful features. YouTube is asking users to submit their feedback that will help improve the feature. This feature is currently rolling out on the YouTube app for iOS, and will come to Android “in the future.”