YouTube update iOS app with video editing tools, Material Design

YouTube has just released an updated version of its app to the iOS App Store, featuring new, native tools for editing video before uploading, plus Google's Material Design aesthetic. This app refresh has been a tad long-overdue, as Material Design was first introduced over a year ago, and it has already graced many of Google's other iOS apps, plus the YouTube app for Android was updated several months ago.

The in-app editing tools certainly won't replace what's possible on the desktop, but they do make a great addition for those who prefer to film and upload from their iPhone while on the go. Among the option now are the ability to trim video to the desired parts, along with adding music for a soundtrack and applying video filters.

As for the new interface, the classic hamburger menu button has been eliminated in favor of swipe gestures. The app's main home screen is divided into three sections: Home, Subscriptions, and Account. Navigating between the sections is as simple as swiping left or right.

YouTube says the new interface is focused on making content discovery simple, with favorite channels and recommended videos also only a swipe away. Material Design's staples of bright, solid colors, and a layered UI are also present, making things familiar for those who frequently use Google's other apps.

SOURCE YouTube (App Store)