YouTube has made a slight change to its ‘Trending‘ tab — which tracks popular videos across the platform (though its methodology remains fairly nebulous) — that the company says is related to its shutdown of the YouTube Gaming app and the integration of gaming content into YouTube’s flagship site.
Whereas Trending formerly featured a single list of YouTube’s top videos, a header on the current iteration is divvied up into five categories: ‘Music’, ‘Live’, ‘Gaming’, ‘News’, and ‘Movies’. Clicking on each circular icon takes users to a category-specific Trending page, with the top videos in each respective vertical.
The ‘Movie’ tab primarily consists of movie trailers, which are wildly popular on YouTube, while ‘Music’ similarly features a rundown of the site’s most popular music videos in real time. ‘News’, meanwhile, links to a variety of videos about U.S…
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