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YouTube Music Unveils New Look for Smart Downloads With Sparkle Icon

Sparkle icon is added to the updated version of the app, replacing the old lightning icon.

YouTube Music has improved the look of the app with a small change. YouTube Music’ smart downloads menu on the latest version of the app will now spot a new sparkle icon replacing the old lightning icon. The new sparkle icon was spotted for smart downloads with version 5.02.50 (from last week) of YouTube Music on Android. Smart downloads were launched back in 2019 and allowed users to listen to their favourite music even if they are offline or in the aeroplane.

YouTube Music’s new features are a part of Google’s list of developments. With the new changes, YouTube Music has switched from a lightning bolt to a sparkle icon for smart downloads. The app will refresh what’s stored on a nightly basis when you’re connected to Wi-Fi (or mobile data) after enabling smart downloads in Settings > Library & downloads and selecting how many songs you want. Also, the device has over 40 percent battery life for to work.

The users will see a system notification when downloads are being updated in the background. This change will come on the Downloads Page next to the albums and playlists and offline mixtapes too.

Additionally, YouTube also appears to have plans to take on industry giants in the podcast space including Apple and Spotify.

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