A completely revamped version of YouTube for Windows Phone 8 unveiled, introduces child safety features and the ability to pin videos

In addition to the updated Foursquare app unveiled earlier today, Microsoft announced a new version of the official YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 devices. According to the Redmond-based company, YouTube version 3.0 has been completely revamped to take advantage of Windows Phone 8 features.

The latest version has introduced the ability for users to pin videos, playlists, and channels to the Live Tiles, which will automatically update itself to show the latest or the most popular videos from a particular channel. YouTube now allows users to share their discoveries on social networks, e-mail, and text messages and also has added a feature that plays the video in the background when the phone’s screen is clocked. Microsoft has also introduced a useful feature that lets users pin the YouTube app to the phone’s ‘Kid’s Corner’ and limit the content that is accessible through the app.

In addition to the above, Microsoft also revealed that there is an updated version for Windows Phone 7x devices under development with some of the above features likely to be introduced in the coming weeks.

Windows Phone 8 device users can in the meanwhile head over to the Windows Phone Store to download the latest version of YouTube for free.