YouTube’s new viral feature lets you see trending videos

 This article has been re-published with permission of MakeUseOf

It seems nearly everyone these days is obsessed with viral online content. From the never-ending stream of “fails” to the latest political gaffe, there’s always something new being uncovered on the Internet.

YouTube has rolled out a new page that will give you yet another way to see what’s hot at the moment. The new YouTube Trending Page collects recent videos that are surging in popularity based on their view count, number of comments, and other sites linking to them.

Most of the videos on the page are only a day or two old, and hold anywhere from 80,000 to 3,000,000 views.

While your location might affect which videos you see, they aren’t influenced by your watch history (which you can clear). Also, YouTube may filter explicit content out of this feed. You can also browse this section from the YouTube app on Android and iOS.

Not everyone will care about this feature, but it’s a nice way to see what’s on the cusp of going viral. You’ll probably want to find your news elsewhere, but if you enjoy reading Facebook’s trends and Twitter’s trending topics, this page might be worth a stop on your daily trek around the Web.

Interested in more viral content? It might be hard to believe, but videos went viral before YouTube and social media, too.




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