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YouTube’s Next Version To Include Video Filters And A Couple Of Other New Features

January 19, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

YouTube in the near future is looking to jump from version 6.0 to version 10.0 in the latest upcoming update to the Android app, and with the update it appears to be bringing some new features. We aren’t going to be seen a complete UI overhaul as the biggest UI changes in terms of design have already been implemented thanks to the Material Design interface, and there will not be any major changes to the app with this update but that doesn’t mean that the changes coming won’t be meaningful to some people.

According to the teardown of YouTube’s upcoming ver. 10.0 apk, Google looks to be getting video filters ready for the new version of the app. I know we previously stated that there won’t be any major changes with the upcoming update, and perhaps major is still too strong of a word to describe the addition of video filters. Having said that, being able to add filter overlays to your videos to tweak the look of your uploads is actually a pretty cool idea. Think about the way that HTC has implemented a sort of different design style to your videos using ZOE, or about the filters we see in many of the photo apps available for Android. This is what the video filters will most likely come out to be. So far there are seven different filters on deck that should appear at launch of this app version release, including Punk, Silver Screen, 8mm, Sepia, Sketch, Docu, and Glamour. Punk, Sepia, and 8mm should all be easy enough to visualize as we’ve seen filters like this used in other apps before.

Other features that appear to be coming to the YouTube app in the future update come in the form of a new capability to see who is engaging and participating in a conversation being had within the Live Chat feature, termed as Participants View. It also looks like there’s going to be a phone number verification feature coming in version 10.0, which may be aimed at making it easier for people who know each other personally(family and friends)to connect on YouTube. There’s no exact time frame for when we might see these features or if they’ll manifest like we’re envisioning, but they should be showing up sometime soon. We’ll be sure to update as soon as we know more definitive details on the matter.