YouTube is soon releasing a change to how videos are presented on the site. Three new tabs will be created on all channel pages- one for regular long videos, another containing only YouTube Shorts, and the last with live videos including past, current, and upcoming live streams.
With the new changes, users will have an easier time finding the types of YouTube videos they want to watch. In an announcement, the company said it had received feedback from viewers requesting more control when exploring a creator’s channel page.
The update will also remove Shorts content and live streams from the main Videos tab on channel pages. Some YouTube viewers who have grown annoyed with short-form content taking over their favorite creators’ channels may appreciate this change.
The redesign gives YouTube a way to direct users who enjoy watching Shorts videos to even more short-form content. YouTube is looking to increase its views for Shorts by implementing a new tab that will take users directly to the creator’s channel when they are done watching Shorts videos in the feed. This way, viewers won’t be immediately redirected to long-form content like before, and YouTube can capitalize on user engagement.
Why the change? YouTube says it wants to make sure viewers can easily find the content they’re looking for, whether it’s long-form videos, YouTube Shorts, or live streams. So if you’re someone who’s been wanting more control over your YouTube experience, these new changes should be welcome news.
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