YouTube Rolls Out New Design
It was a long time coming. The new YouTube was officially unveiled on Thursday.
Available to a limited amount of users since June 2012, the new interface marks a turning point in the history of the social network, whose emphasis in now on channel promotion.
Google is pushing how the subscription-focused design is “just like adding your favorite shows to your DVR.” Watching videos has changed, too, with content edging closer to the top of the screen, and playlists showing up just to the right, making it easier to flip through other videos on the same channel.
With YouTube investing heavily in its own original channels, it only makes sense that it would try to make that content as easy as possible to access and navigate through, and the new design is a big step in that direction.
Major website design changes are rarely received well by their users, however the feedback to this particular YouTube design is particularly nasty. Almost every YouTube video with comments from the past few hours features some sort of complaint relating to the changes, often relating to how YouTube has made it harder to perform certain actions