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.


If you’re signed in, you’ll see your profile picture "" for your Google Account in the top-right corner of the YouTube app or browser window. The info in this article is most relevant to users that are signed in.

"" Home

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, Podcasts, and Learning.

"" Subscriptions

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.

"" Notifications

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

"" Library

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

"" Cast

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.

"" Create

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.

"" Shorts

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

"" Search

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 "" in the top-right corner to access your account info and settings. From this menu, you can also go to your channel, see your time watched, view your paid memberships, switch between accounts, sign out, and more. Learn more about managing your account settings.

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