Use YouTube on mobile browsers
You can use YouTube for Mobile Web or Desktop mode on your phone.
To get the most out of YouTube, sign in to view your favorite videos, playlists, and more.
To sign in:
- In the upper-right hand corner of the screen, tap the profile picture .
- Tap Sign in.
- Enter your email address and password.
- Tap Sign in.
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.
Use Desktop mode
If you want to use YouTube desktop mode on your phone:
- Open your preferred web browser on your phone.
- Go to youtube.com.
- Select your profile picture .
- Select Desktop.
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 exclusively 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.