YouTube for iOS gains Dreamy filter, better search & interactive timestamp links in comments

By , Nov 10, 2016

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Google today pushed a small update to the native YouTube application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. YouTube 11.43 for iOS, a 105-megabyte download from the App Store, packs in three interesting improvements.

YouTube creators can now take advantage of a new Dreamy filter that can be tried out by uploading a video, then hit the filters icon. You also get tappable timestamps in YouTube comments and recent history/personalized recommendations in search.

YouTube for iOS has supported viewing comments for quite some time now.

Commenters sometimes post YouTube timestamps as a way of bringing attention to specific parts of your video. These timestamps used to be non-interactive, but not anymore: now if you tap a timestamp link in a comment, the video currently being watched will automatically advance to the correct position.

They’ve also made searching easier. Now when you hit the magnifying glass icon, YouTube will present you with your recent search history and personalized search recommendations (you must be signed in for this).

“If there is a search you want to remove, swipe left to delete it,” says Google.

Like before, you can pause or clear your search and watch histories at any time by toggling switches available within the app’s settings interface.

Grab YouTube for iOS for free on the App Store.

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