YouTube launches a devoted app for teenagers on February 23

YouTube launches a dedicated app for kids on February 23

YouTube is launching a brand new app (initially on Android telephones and tablets) that may run solely child-pleasant content material. YouTube for Youngsters — house run proper there — will area age-applicable movies of cats, Minecraft, Thomas the Tank Engine and different issues healthful / hilarious. The app launches on February 23, however USA At the moment has already snuck a take a look at it. The viewer opens up into eight giant tiles, every specializing in common child-pleasant video collection, as seen above. There’s then 5 symbols on the prime of the app that may take youngsters to TV exhibits, music content material, instructional programming and a binocular icon for locating prime-rating video.

Notably, the brand new app strips out a whole lot of the problems of basic YouTube: feedback are gone and the interface is tiny finger pleasant. “The pictures are huge as are the faucet targets for small fingers, and since most youthful youngsters cannot sort, they will search with voice,” says Shimrit Ben-Yair, the venture’s group product supervisor. Mother and father can even set a viewing timer: as soon as that runs out the password must be reentered earlier than extra video may be watched. Or the child will in all probability simply open the usual YouTube app — they’re tough like that.

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