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YouTube's 'trending' tab has had a makeover and is now split in to categories

YouTube's 'trending' tab has had a makeover and is now split in to categories

YouTube has reportedly made some changes to its 'trending' tab - not that we fully understood how it worked in the first place.

The trending section lists videos that are popular across YouTube. This new design sees videos split in to five different categories: music, live, gaming, news and movies.

The platform recently shut down YouTube Gaming and reintegrated gaming content back into the main site. 

The categories are pretty self-explanatory; music is a list of trending music videos, news is filled with the latest from a number of outlets, and gaming is of course, rammed to the brim with miscalleneous Fortnite content.

YouTube also has a new 'creator on the rise' section that spotlights videos from a smaller creator. 

The game plan

While YouTube has removed Gaming, it still wants to give the genre a place to thrive. A spokesperson has said that "gaming will now be more visible and easily accessible across YouTube".

YouTube star Casper Lee recently spoke with YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl regarding the trending tab revamp. Kyncl explains that the tab isn't designed to promote creatoros, but is instead there to bring more eyes to the platform in general. 

“What we’re trying to do [with Trending] is not reflect only what’s popular on YouTube, but also what is popular in the world,” he said, “which means we’re taking lots inputs from everyone outside YouTube into consideration.”“What we’re trying to do [with Trending] is not reflect only what’s popular on YouTube, but also what is popular in the world,” he said, “which means we’re taking lots inputs from everyone outside YouTube into consideration". 


Editor

Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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