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Even more reasons for creators to love the YouTube Studio app

By Jacquelle Amankonah Horton

Product Manager

Creators live life on-the-go. Even with packed schedules, you still find the time to create amazing videos, manage your channel and engage your communities. At YouTube, it’s our job to make your lives easier. That’s why we designed our mobile app with you in mind. Many of you have told us that it’s indispensable to your YouTube journey, including top creators like Swoozie who said: “Studio is where it’s at. I love it, I live by it!” Today we’re giving the Creator Studio app a refresh. Not only will it be called YouTube Studio moving forward but we’re also releasing many new features that you’ve been asking for, including:


  • Scheduled Posts: We know your fans eagerly await your videos. Now you’ll be able to schedule posts right from your phone so you can set it and forget it. Pick the time, date, and video type (private, unlisted or public).
  • Subscriber Count Card: Creators frequently tell us how much they love checking their subscriber count to see how many people have become Nerdfighters, Mirfandas, or whatever you may call your fans. For a long time, you could only easily do that on desktop. Now, we’re adding a prominent subscriber count card right at the top of your YouTube Studio app dashboard so you can check up on that subscriber love anytime and anywhere.


In the coming months, we’re going to continue to make the app better and roll out even more updates, such as allowing you to use creator hearts and pin comments straight from the app.

Building on beloved features

We hope the new features above build on the many of the reasons you love using the app already, including:


  • Actionable Insights: Our analytics insight cards provide simple and easy ways for you to understand your channel stats and suggest ways you can grow your channel. You’ll also get links to education resources based on your channel needs to help you bolster your skills. Did one of your videos experience a sudden spike in views while you were out? With our on-the-go insights, you’ll receive a personalized message when a significant event happens on your channel and tips on how to make the most of what’s happening on your channel. We’ll also be doubling down on adding more helpful tips to grow your channel in the YouTube Studio app very soon.
  • Custom Thumbnails: An engaging thumbnail can make all the difference. As one of the most requested features for the app, you can upload your own thumbnails for videos from your mobile device.


With over 1.5 billion logged-in users a month, we want to give you the best tools to reach them — and do it on your own time. The continued improvement of the YouTube Studio app is all part of a greater effort we announced at VidCon to build better creator tools across desktop and mobile. We hope you join the millions of creators not only using YouTube Studio, but improving it for other creators out there too.