When YouTube launched YouTube Charts last month, a new interface that ranks the top videos on YouTube, they turned to viewers to ask what features they would like to see added to Charts. One of the most common questions that viewers had was, “Why doesn’t YouTube Charts rank videos according to categories?” YouTube has now responded to these viewers by adding new functionality to their Charts, giving viewers the opportunity to search by category.
On the YouTube Charts page of the video site, viewers still have the opportunity to search Most Viewed, Most Subscribed and Most Liked videos by Today, This Week, This Month and All time. However, an added feature lets users browse the highest-ranking videos according to category as well. Users can browse the top videos in All categories, Autos & Vehicles, Comedy, Education, Entertainment, Film & Animation, Gaming, How To & Style, Music, News & Politics, Nonprofits & Activism, People & Blogs, Pets & Animals, Science & Technology, Sports, and Travel & Events.
YouTube viewers also have the option to click on a new ‘Play All’ link at the top of each list, which plays all of the videos in the current chart in order in a playlist. Set your criteria (i.e. The Most Viewed Pets & Animals Videos of All Time), click ‘Play All’ and sit back, relax and enjoy the show. The screenshot below shows what the playlist for today’s most-viewed videos in all categories looks like.
It will be interesting to see if YouTube continues to upgrade and add features to YouTube Charts over the coming months. What else would you like to see YouTube add to their Charts and rankings?