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YouTube’s mobile site gets a ninja-grade makeover

YouTube has relaunched its mobile website, and it’s now certifiably whizzier than the native YouTube app that comes with your iPhone.

Why? It’s faster for starters, and the video quality seems to be better too. The site has been redesigned around bigger buttons for touchscreen devices, and also includes more features from the main YouTube website, such as auto-complete suggestions when you search, playlist creation and the ability to mark videos as favourited, liked and disliked.

As we make improvements to, you’ll see them quickly follow on our mobile site, unlike native apps which are not updated as frequently,” explains YouTube’s Andrey Doronichev on the company’s blog. Currently, the new site is available for iPhone and Android users, and in English only.

Head to to have a look. More than 100 million videos are being watched on YouTube from mobile phones every day, according to the company. The new site should boost that number more.


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