January 17, 2018

Latest YouTube App Update Hints ‘Incognito Mode’ – APK Teardown Reveals

The Google-owned video service, YouTube, has been working on its latest version(13.0) of the Android app which hints a number of new upcoming features. Many awaiting features have been revealed in the latest teardown by 9to5Google when the latest version of an application was uploaded to the Play Store.


According to the teardown results, the redesigned version of YouTube suggests a much-awaited incognito mode just like in Chrome and Gboard. Currently, there are options for pause watch and search history but an incognito mode would automatically disable both the settings, making it a much easier task. They also discovered a new icon in the APK which suggests the Incognito mode when turned on.


The other features found in the APK teardown includes a Dark Theme which came first on the desktop versions last year. The ability to use this feature is “throughout the app” and there might be a switch to enable and disable this night mode.

Another major feature which could be included the redesigned version is to include the ability to skip through the ads just by swiping away rather than clicking the cross mark on the ad. It would be useful for those who do not have YouTube Red and tired of tapping the cross mark after the five seconds of the ad.

Although these features were found in the code of the APK, there is no guarantee that they will be included in the official final version of the redesigned YouTube app.

Would you like these features to be included in the 13.0 version of YouTube app? Share your views in the comments!


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