Find your way around YouTube

Signed in? How you navigate YouTube depends on if you are signed in. On a phone or tablet, you'll know you’re signed in by tapping Account . If you're on a computer, look at the top right of your YouTube screen. If you’re signed in, you’ll see your name or username, and if you’re not, you’ll see the prompt to Sign in. This article covers the signed in experience.


When you open YouTube in a mobile app or browser, you’ll land on the  Home tab. Here you'll see recent uploads from your subscriptions and videos recommended for you. Video recommendations are influenced by your preferences and activity on YouTube.

You'll also see popular content and YouTube Mixes if you’ve already watched music videos. You can find the Home feed any time by tapping Home


Trending lets you discover videos that are popular on YouTube right now. You can scroll through all of the videos, or select a specific category (such as music, live, gaming, news, or movies) to see videos exclusively on that subject.


In the Subscriptions tab you'll see videos from only the channels you're subscribed to. You'll also see a list of those channels up top. Tapping on the channel artwork will take you to that channel.


The Inbox tab organizes your Messages and Notifications. Tap on Messages or Notifications at the top of the screen to see the list of your messages or notifications.


The Library tab is home to History, My videos, Purchases, Watch later, and Playlists. From here you can navigate to you’ve watched, saved, purchased and more.

 Create a video or post

Tap on the camera icon  to record a video, start a live stream or upload video content from your mobile device.


The search feature allows you to find and explore content on YouTube.To find content using the search bar, click on the search icon  enter what you’re searching for and then filter the results by videos, channels, or playlists. Search results may be influenced by your preferences and activity on YouTube.

Profile Picture

Access your account information and settings by tapping on your profile picture. From this menu you can also access your channel, time watched, paid memberships, switch between accounts, sign out and more.

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