Find your way around YouTube

Signed in? How you experience YouTube depends a lot on whether you're signed in to your Google Account. Learn more about using your Google Account for YouTube.


When you open the YouTube Android app and sign in, you’ll land on the Home tab. Once you start watching videos, the Home tab will show you recommended videos based on your preferences and activity on YouTube. Learn more about managing your recommendations.

As you explore YouTube, you can always tap Home  to return to your Home tab.

 Explore menu

The Explore menu  shows Trending and destination pages. You can choose from the following categories: Trending, ShoppingGaming, Music, SportsNews, Movies & Shows, Live,  Fashion & Beauty, PodcastsYouTube Premium, YouTube Studio, YouTube Kids, YouTube TV, YouTube Music, and Courses or Learning (categories displayed will vary by location).


The Subscriptions tab shows you the newest videos from the channels you’re subscribed to. A list of your subscribed channels can also be found at the top of the page. Tapping the channel artwork will take you to that channel. Learn more about subscribing to channels.


The Notifications tab is where you can find your messages and notifications. Learn more about managing your notifications.


The Library tab is where you can find info like History, Your Videos, Purchases, Watch Later, and Playlists. Learn more about managing your Library.


If you have a Chromecast, Smart TV, or a supported streaming device, you can connect your YouTube app using the Cast  button. Learn how to connect devices to watch YouTube on TV.


Tap Create  to record a video, start a live stream, or upload videos from your mobile device. Learn more about uploading videos and starting live streams.


The Shorts  tab is where you can find short-form video content across YouTube. Learn more about Shorts.


The Search feature helps you find the videos you want to watch on YouTube. To start, tap Search , enter what you’re searching for, and then filter the results by videos, channels, or playlists. Your preferences and activity on YouTube will influence Search results. Learn more about managing your search results.

Profile Picture

Tap your profile picture  at the bottom right corner to visit your You tab. From there you can view everything you’ve watched, downloaded, or purchased on YouTube. You can also find account-related settings and channel info on this page.

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