YouTube Music Tests Redesigned “Add to Playlist” UI
YouTube has revamped its music streaming service YouTube Music with several new functions and personalized playlists in the recent past to compete with Spotify, Apple Music and others. Now the Google-owned company is testing a new “Add to playlistUI in YouTube Music to provide users with a clean yet informative interface.
New “Add to Playlist” UI in YouTube Music
The new UI for ‘Add to Playlist’ in YouTube Music was initially spotted by a Redditor recently. While it resembles the current “Add to Playlist” UI, the new one comes with significant changes that dramatically improve the user experience. However, it’s worth noting that the new UI is still in the testing phase and has several bugs and glitches.
Now if you compare the new “Add to Playlist” UI to the old one, there are a few changes you might notice. First, the new UI takes up the entire width of the screen rather than being a floating map on top of the primary interface. This provides more space for more information about playlists and songs.
As for the second change, in the old UI, the playlists were displayed in a simple list view, with the users’ recent playlists pinned to the top of the screen for easy access. In the new UI, however, the recent playlists are displayed in a swipeable carousel at the top, along with the artwork of the included songs. Likewise, the “All Playlists” section also lists the users’ remaining playlists along with the album art.
Another handy change is that the new “Add to Playlist” UI shows the number of songs included in the playlists. Other than these, the “New Playlist” button, which used to be a full-fledged button covering the width of the screen, is now a floating action button (FAB).
While YouTube Music’s new “Add to Playlist” UI looks much better compared to the current one, it still has a lot bugs and glitches. The redesigned UI is likely part of Google’s A/B testing, meaning a select few beta testers will get the new UI in the YouTube Music app. Therefore, we expect YouTube to iron out the current bugs and glitches before rolling it out to the public.
So yes, stay tuned for updates and let us know your thoughts on the new “Add to Playlist” UI in YouTube Music in the comments.