While iOS 14 and iPadOS 15 widgets have been introduced, apps such as YouTube have been slow to keep up with them, but a recent update has finally resolved that.
Google has released a new feature that allows two widgets, one that allows you to open the search bar on YouTube, and another that allows you to go directly to your subscribed channels.
I''ve been wanting to see a bigger widget from YouTube since iOS was introduced back in 2020, mainly because it''s a smartphone that I use daily on my iPhone and moreso on iPad.
This increase has made my journey easier to follow.
Cutting down on the presses
As I eat my lunch, I''m subscribed to a number of YouTube channels, whether that''s a channel about a certain series (opens in a new tab) or a compilation channel. Yet I''ve always had to go to my subscriptions and see the video.
I''ve always seen widgets as shortcuts, as a way of achieving more easily reaching parts of an app in two taps or less. But, though, Google has always been slower than others to keep up with the latest iOS features, and since then, it does have its own mobile operating system to update and maintain.
Cependant, when the company does issue updates based on new features, it usually follows the brief, such as the lock screen shortcuts it introduced in September.
The same applies here - since I''ve put the bigger widget on both my iPhone and iPad''s home screen makes the lunch process much easier now - the only thing I''d like to see right now is a lock screen screen to do the same, but as the saying goes, good widgets come to those who wait.