[Update: Rolling Out] Google will add filters to the subscription feed in the YouTube app

[Update: Rolling Out] Google will add filters to the subscription feed in the YouTube app

Update 1 (03/06/2020 @ 12:20 AM ET): Google is now rolling out filters for the subscription feed in the YouTube app. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on January 15, 2020, is preserved below.

The YouTube app on Android is packed full of features and Google keeps adding new features with each successive update. Late last month, the company rolled out a new remote and voice commands in the casting menu of the app, making it easier for users to control playback while casting videos to a smart TV. Before that, the company rolled a new layout for the app which hid the comments section below and replaced it with an Up Next section. Earlier this month, we learned that YouTube was testing a new feature that shows users a channel preview in an overlay on top of the comment section. And now, the company is rolling out filters in the Subscription feed of the YouTube app.


As per a recent post from the company, the new filters have started rolling out to the YouTube app on iOS. These new filters will allow users to catch up on videos from their favorite creators. The new filters, that Google is calling “Topics”, will appear in the Subscription feed and users will be able to simply tap on a Topic and find all related videos in reverse chronological order. Google claims that these new Topics encouraged more users to visit their subs feed daily to look for new updates during testing. Here are all the new Topics that will be available in your subscription feed:

  • All: Lists all videos from channels you’re subscribed to from latest to oldest. This will continue to be your default setting.
  •  Today: Shows you videos that were published within the past 24 hours.
  • Continue Watching: Only shows you videos that you previously started watching but haven’t finished yet.
  • Unwatched: Only shows you videos you haven’t yet watched.
  • Live: Only shows you livestream videos and YouTube Premieres.
  • Posts: Shows you Community posts from channels you’re subscribed to — you won’t see any videos in this view.

As of now, these new filters are rolling out to the YouTube app for iOS and will make their way to the Android app in the near future.

Source: YouTube Help
Via: 9to5Google

Update: Subscription filters now rolling out to YouTube for Android

It took a while, but YouTube for Android is now finally getting the ability to apply filters to the subscription tab.

This should help bring order to the chaos that is the Subscription tab.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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