Use YouTube on mobile browsers

You can use YouTube for Mobile Web or Desktop mode on your phone.

Sign in

To get the most out of YouTube, sign in to view your favorite videos, playlists, and more.

To sign in:

  1. In the upper-right hand corner of the screen, tap the profile picture .
  2. Tap Sign in .
  3. Sign in with your Google Account.
If you can't sign in to your account, you can recover your Google Account. For more help, visit the Google Accounts forum.

Editing and uploading aren’t possible on mobile web browsers. But, you can download the YouTube app and learn how to upload and edit there.

Note: Your browser must support Javascript to use the YouTube mobile site.

Find your way around YouTube

After you sign in, the most important features will be available in four tabs:


When you open YouTube in a mobile app or browser, you’ll land on Home . Here you'll see videos recommended for you. Your preferences and activity on YouTube will influence your video recommendations.

If you’ve already watched music videos, you’ll also see popular content and YouTube Mixes. You can find the Home feed anytime by tapping Home .


The Trending tab lets you discover what's trending on YouTube. It features a broad range of videos that are popular right now. You can scroll through videos or select a specific category (such as music or gaming) to view videos on that subject.


The Subscriptions tab will only show videos from the channels you’re subscribed to. Those channels will also be listed at the top of the page. Tapping the channel artwork will take you to that channel.


The Library tab is home to your watch history, playlists, uploads, and purchases.


Tap your profile picture  to access Settings, get help, or send us feedback on the mobile website.

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