YouTube Rolls Out New Desktop Design to Everyone

YouTube New Desktop Overview
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YouTube is officially rolling out its new desktop design, which the company began testing earlier this year, to all of its users. The Google-owned video site also tweaked its logo to work better with multiple screen sizes.

The new design, which is now available to all YouTube users globally, is supposed to be cleaner and simpler. The design also comes with a dark mode, which swaps out the usual white website background for black for an eye-friendlier experience during nighttime viewing.

And the new website will don a tweaked YouTube logo, which is now led by the play logo. This new logo can work on multiple screens, and be condensed to the play button in cases where there is not enough space to spell out the whole thing, explained YouTube Chief Product Officer Neil Mohan on the YouTube blog Tuesday. “You’ll see the new Logo and Icon roll out across mobile and desktop today, and across all our other apps and services soon,” Mohan said.

The changes to YouTube’s website and logo come after the service tweaked its mobile apps earlier this year — changes that Mohan painted as an effort to bring consistency to a service that has been evolving quite a bit in recent years, with the addition of originals and other premium content as well as dedicated apps for kids and music fans. “When all is said and done, we’ll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences,” he wrote.

YouTube showed off some of the recent and new tweaks across mobile and desktop in a video:

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  1. Drink Bleach Everyday says:

    It broke every single Youtube-based Chrome extension I had.

  2. dzetland says:

    No clicks ON MY HOME PAGE work. I need to reload 2-3x. FAILTUBE.

  3. Tony Rodriguez says:

    I don’t see any dark mode, unless I go to the “Test new features” at the bottom of the page, where it takes me to TestTube to try out the “new YouTube”!!

  4. Dhan says:

    It’s soooo broken I actually can’t find the comment section on any of the videos and it’s pissing me off uhhhgggg

  5. imp says:

    Broken for me … I believe. Clicking on videos does not open them. Same if ‘Favourites’ or ‘watch later’ lists are clicked. Nothing. I have to right click and ‘open in new tab/window’. I just reverted back to ‘old’ version and everything working again. I’ll try again in a couple of days/weeks … maybe.

  6. Ravens Starr says:

    Well I can assure you, it is broken. The playlist features do not work, shuffle does not shuffle and only the top five videos on any play list will play over and over and over again.

  7. Lopper says:

    How about Youtube fix their broken system that’s flagging everyone’s videos so they make no ad revenue? seems a bit more important than a stupid reskin.

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