YouTube testing new design

almost 5 years ago from , Developer @ the National Archives of Norway

YouTube Material Design It looks like YouTube is testing new design with Material Design. I got two google chrome accounts, and one of them uses the new youtube layout. Opening YouTube in incognito shows the old layout.

If you click the exclamation mark button, a popup opens where you can report bugs or features, it also takes a screenshot. Clicking on the exit button, a popup opens with different choices and it'll take you back to the old layout.

Anyone else got the new design?


  • Ole-Martin Bratteng, almost 5 years ago

    The get the new design, you can enable it through editing one of the cookies. Delete the cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and then run this in the console document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Qa1hUZu3gtk;path=/;domain=.youtube.com";

    9 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, almost 5 years ago

    They are also testing a suggested video that shows up in the middle of what you are currently watching for the last 10 seconds or so.

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    4 points
    • Dana (dmxt)Dana (dmxt), almost 5 years ago

      Looks horrifying

      4 points
    • Dan Amyot, almost 5 years ago

      Oh wow, that's terrible. I get that they want users to watch more videos and stay on the site, but they're forgetting the primary action a user wants to accomplish on the video player page is... playing a video. This totally blocks and annoys a user to the point I would want to watch the "suggested" video less than if I saw it in the sidebar.

      0 points
  • Alex Dave, almost 5 years ago

    It just updated the search bar. No update on the panel, user name and footer.

    0 points
    • Ole-Martin Bratteng, almost 5 years ago

      Yeah, unfortunately. If you want the full new UI, you gotta be logged out. I have not yet found a way to get the full new UI whilst logged in.

      2 points
  • Alex FloresAlex Flores, almost 5 years ago

    I like it

    0 points