YouTube’s new Android widgets assist you with jumping into your videos faster than ever
The YouTube for Android application has appeared two new widgets for your cell phone’s home screen to accelerate your access to the streaming service. The new feature seems to be promptly accessible, and we’ve seen it running on version 17.43.36 of the application across various gadgets. The feature gives both of you gadgets for your home screen with vastly various designs.
The first is named Quick Actions, and it’s the bigger of the two offering a search bar for queries, a microphone icon for searches with your voice, and either three or four speedy buttons for YouTube. These buttons are Home, Shorts, Subscriptions, or Library. You can’t re-order these buttons, and in the event that you decide to contract the widget down to 3×2, you’ll lose Library from the options as it won’t fit in.
Assuming you want something smaller, the second widget is simply called Search, and it gives you that bar for quick access to YouTube’s search features close by the microphone icon. Strangely, one member of the Android Police team has found a bug that implies this widget doesn’t shrink down so it takes up as much room as the bigger widget. That wasn’t true for our team, and it’s unclear what is causing the issue.
Both of these widgets follow Google’s Material You design language, in addition to they work with Android’s dynamic theming features. YouTube has been rolling out a few significant improvements over the most recent few weeks across the entirety of its platforms presenting a new interface, updated buttons, and a new Ambient mode.