YouTube starts rolling out changes that affect how videos are displayed on the platform. The company announced today that all channel pages have been redesigned to split video content into three different tabs – Shorts tab, Live tab, and Videos tab.
- Shorts tab: Here you’ll only see Shorts. When you are watching Shorts in the Shorts feed and navigate to a creator’s channel from the feed, you will be directed right to this new tab to keep enjoying Shorts
- Live tab: You’ll find all streams in this tab including any that are currently active, scheduled, or archived
- Videos tab: This will continue to house long-form content
This update will make it easier for users to access the types of YouTube videos they want to watch. This move was made by YouTube based on user feedback.
YouTube in its blog post announced that;
We’ve heard that this will make it easier for viewers to discover the kinds of content they’re most interested in when exploring a creator’s channel page, so we’re excited to bring this to you all!
However, the redesign allows YouTube to direct users to shorter-form videos, much like watching short videos does. While users are watching short videos in her main YouTube app short feed, when they navigate to the creator’s channel, they will be taken directly to this new Shorts tab to watch even more of her Shorts content. It is now possible. This could help YouTube drive more views for short videos, as users aren’t quickly abandoned by creators’ long-form content as they used to.
The redesign is finally here following another major YouTube update this month. YouTube handles the @username format, which allows creators to identify their channels and interact with their viewers through YouTube Shorts, Channel Pages, video descriptions, comments, and more.
According to Google, this update will begin to roll out today and in the coming weeks, the new Shorts and Live tabs next to the classic Videos tab across all devices.