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YouTube updates mobile site

Google’s YouTube has launched a revamped version of its mobile website, geared up to take advantage of mobile phones today by offering abilities that closely match the desktop browser’s viewed version.

YouTube mobile was launched on mobile devices in 2007, with only 1,000 videos available on that ‘lite’ version of the main site. Now, receives more than 100 million video playbacks a day, which was the number of daily video views that was streaming back in 2006 when they joined Google.

YouTube has now rolled out an updated version of the mobile site, which is faster than before whilst offering a better user interface that incorporates larger, more touch-friendly elements that make it easier to use from a mobile phone’s screen.

Features such as creating playlists and the ability to assign “favourites”, “like” or “unlike” to videos have only featured on the main website but from today they’re available on the mobile version too.

This now offers better functionality that the applications for phones in their respective market places, with these features being frequently updated as the main website is updated too where the apps themselves aren’t refreshed as often.

See the video below for a demo of the new version.

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