TechBits: YouTube’s new iPhone app makes it easier to find and share videos

September 15, 2012

YouTube has released its own app for the iPhone that bring many of the site’s navigation improvements to your pocket. The app makes it much easier to navigate the swarm of cat videos, news bulletins and memes using its subject-based search guide. The addition of auto-complete also means you find videos much more quickly than in the app that has come pre-loaded on Apple devices.

Users also can share videos on Google, Twitter, Facebook and via e-mail, and the app allows you to save YouTube URLs to your clipboard, meaning that you’ll always be able to send that crazy video to your friends. One major drawback: The app doesn’t have an iPad-specific version, although YouTube said in a company blog post that the app for the tablet is on its way. Free, for iOS devices.


YouTube app for iPhone. (App store)

Hayley Tsukayama

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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