Google Launches New YouTube Mobile Site

Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has updated its global mobile website with HTML 5 capabilities for use on compatible smartphones and tablet devices.

The search giant said that significant improvements are required to update the platform as mobile web browsing is predicted to overtake traditional desktop web browsing in coming years.

Google said that the mobile website has been optimised for smartphone and tablet devices to deliver the same speeds and performance as the desktop version.

The company also added that it has streamlined the mobile website to work better with the 3G network.

YouTube product manage at Google, Andrey Doronichev, said: “We expect to see a lot of growth in the use of tablets for accessing YouTube Mobile so we have developed an optimised version for the iPad at present and hope to do so for other tablets on other platforms as they are developed.”

The new YouTube mobile site also comes with some of the features available on the desktop version of the platform, including like/dislike buttons, support for uploading low quality videos and link sharing capabilities on social networking platforms such as Buzz, Twitter and Facebook.