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   Home. Here you'll see recent uploads and activity from your subscriptions and videos recommended for you. You'll also see popular content and YouTube Mixes if you’ve already watched music videos. You can find feed any time by tapping


In the Subscriptions tab you'll see videos and activity 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 Account tab is home to your watch history, uploads, purchases, and playlists. Also, from this tab you can switch accounts. Do this by tapping the arrow next to your name.

Menu Settings

In this menu you can find Help & Feedback as well as a lot of other device options. You can connect TVs from this menu, update your privacy, and set up notifications.

Search Search

The other icon you’ll see is the search icon Search. Enter what you’re searching for and then filter the results by videos, channels, or playlists.


If you’re new to YouTube or haven’t signed in, the homepage will display the most popular videos and highlights from categories like Music, Sports, and Gaming.
Once you’ve signed in, the navigation bar at the top of every YouTube page allows you to easily find the stuff you care about. To sign out or change account settings, click on your channel icon in the top corner of YouTube.


Open the Guide to access your channel, playlists, subscriptions, history, videos you’ve saved to watch later, and purchases (if applicable). Learn more about the features accessible within the Guide.

Home / Subscriptions

If you’re on the YouTube homepage, the center navigation items allow you to switch views of your homepage. Home highlights videos recommended for you from your subscriptions and watch history while Subscriptions allows you to view recent uploads and activity from your subscriptions.

Channel icon

To access the Creator Studio or switch between channels, select your channel icon in the top corner of the page. The Creator Studio includes your Dashboard, Video Manager, Analytics, and more.

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