Google Tests New YouTube Video Pages and Maximized Mode for Image Search Tablets

Google asking users feedback on its search results pages through a new contextual pop up that asked him "How Satisfied Are You With These Results?" -- spotted by Nathan Sauser.A Google spokesperson has confirmed that this is indeed a Google run feedback stating:Thanks for reaching out. As you know, we always ask for user feedback […]

Google asking users feedback on its search results pages through a new contextual pop up that asked him "How Satisfied Are You With These Results?" -- spotted by Nathan Sauser.

Google Search Results Feedback Pop-up

A Google spokesperson has confirmed that this is indeed a Google run feedback stating:

Thanks for reaching out. As you know, we always ask for user feedback in a range of forms -- from live experiments to inviting people in to our UX labs -- in order to improve our products. This is one of our experiments -- one of many signals we take into consideration to make search better.

Google is testing a new YouTube "watch" video page. The new video page sporing a light background color, video title and the channel information are moved below the video, and show more information about the video by default.

New YouTube Watch Video Page

Here's how you can try the new interface.

If you use Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer 8+:

1. open youtube.com in a new tab

2. load your browser's developer console:

Chrome - press Ctrl+Shift+J for Windows/Linux/ChromeOS or Command-Option-J for Mac

Firefox - press Ctrl+Shift+K for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-K for Mac

Opera - press Ctrl+Shift+I for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-I for Mac, then click "Console"

For Safari browser, check this article.

Internet Explorer - press F12 and select the "Console" tab.

3. paste the following code which changes a YouTube cookie:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=CuSA6Z9VUog; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();

4. press Enter and close the console.

To go back to the standard UI, follow the same steps, but use the following code:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();

Also, Google seems to have made some changes to its Image Search's tablet user interface. Now, when you tap an image, Google maximizes it and hides the details placed at the bottom of the page, and let you continue to check the other image search results using the maximized mode.

New Google Image Search Results UI for Tablets

New Google Image Search Results Table User Interface

YouTube for its frequent uploaders, who generally upload most of their videos in a "private mode, or usea "Creative Commons Attribution" license, or user same tags, similar descriptions or picking the same category," can now adjust the default upload settings, or by clicking "Defaults" in the left sidebar of the settings page.

When you're uploading new videos, your custom settings show up. As YouTube informs, "these settings can be overridden on individual videos."

YouTube Video Uploads Default Settings Page

YouTube Video Uploads Advanced Settings Page

[Thanks Alex, Nedas, Sterling]