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How to use the YouTube App

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How to use the YouTube App

YouTube is a widely popular video-sharing website. To learn how to create a Youtube account and how to use the Youtube app read the steps below.

Create a Youtube Account

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To get started, download the YouTube app from the app store, and open it from your homepage. Click the button in the top right-hand corner that is the outline of a person, then click the blue sign in button. To use YouTube, you must have previously signed up for a Google account. The sign in button will take you to a page to sign in to your Google account.

If you do not have one, click Create account and follow those steps with Google. Otherwise, select the account you have already created. Your YouTube account is now active and ready to use.

Search and Watch a video

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At the top of the screen, there is a magnifying glass icon. Click it, and type whatever you want to watch. If you have a specific youtuber in mind, type their name or even just “cats” and click enter. Everything that depicts what you searched for will appear. I searched for a famous Youtuber named Zoella. Her two accounts came up at the top as well as her videos. Click the name and their profile will appear. Click the videos tab, and click the video you want to see. If you press the back button, your video will still be playing. Swipe across it to make it go away.

Like, Comment & Subscribe

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If you liked what you watched, you can let the person who created the video know. On the left side underneath the video, there is a thumbs up and a thumbs down. Click the thumbs up button if you liked it and it will turn blue. If you want to leave a comment, scroll below the video and you will see an area that says add a public comment, click it, type a message, then press the blue arrow. Across from the content creators name is a red subscribe button. Click that, and you will see every new video from them in your subscription box.

View Subscriptions & Trending Videos

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At the bottom of the screen, you will four buttons: Home, Trending, and Subscriptions, and Library. Click the trending button and you will see a list of trending videos that vary from news and music to funny videos. Click Subscriptions and you will see all the videos from the people you have subscribed to. Click Library to view your saved videos.

YouTube Red & T.V.

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Click your account at the top right, then click YouTube Red or YouTube T.V and follow the steps.  YouTube Red gives you exclusive content made with popular creators such as movies or tv shows for $9.99 a month. YouTube T.V. live streams popular cable networks and it costs $35.00 a month.

Now you know how to use YouTube!

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