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May032017

A Sneak Peek at New Redesigned YouTube Desktop Experience

New Look YouTube Desktop Site
Redesigned YouTube Desktop

In a sneak peek at YouTube’s new look and feel of the desktop site, Google today highlights upcoming experience that makes YouTube easier and more fun to use.

The new design available today to a small group of people from all around the world in a preview, while applying Material Design, also deliver a more intuitive and delightful user experience as it’s built on a new faster framework named ‘Polymer.’ The Polymer enables quicker feature development and introduce Dark Theme, which aims to cut down on glare as it turns background dark throughout the youTube session and let you take in the true colors of the videos you watch.

The site is design with following key principles:

  • Simplicity: The only thing you should be concerned about is watching the content you love. The new design is clean and fresh, thanks to the removal of visuals that can distract from your browsing or watching experience. We’re focused on making the content shine!
  • Consistency: The new design is aligned across Google platforms, including the YouTube mobile app, while still providing the features you know and love.
  • Beauty: We strive to combine beauty and purpose to create an effortless experience.

Those, interested can opt-in to preview to try out new design YouTube at youtube.com/new.

Should you need to restore current design back, you can do so, by selecting “Restore classic YouTube” from the Account Menu.

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