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YouTube launches Explore tab

YouTube has launched a new Explore tab on its mobile app.

The video sharing platform has been testing the Explore page for almost two years, but it is now finally available to users on both Android and iOS, where it is currently being rolled out to replace the previous Trending tab.

The Explore tab includes revamped curation and links to various destination pages and categories, which make it easier for users to find videos they are interested in.

YouTube also says the Explore tab will help promote "Creators and Artists on the Rise" before regular trending videos, with the goal being to help introduce viewers to new and emerging channels.

Trending videos can still be found within the Explore feed, but also have their own dedicated destination page alongside other categories for Music, Gaming, News, Movies & Shows, Fashion & Beauty, and Learning.

According to Gizmodo, the destination pages feature videos based on content YouTube already knows a user likes, so offers a more targeted place to check out videos and find new content from creators users may not have found otherwise.

YouTube has also said it plans to continue adding new destination pages in the future, with different topics in mind.

As of the time of writing, it's unclear whether the Explore tab will come to YouTube on desktop, as the browser version of the site already has a section for various topics in the desktop sidebar.

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