An introduction to YouTube’s design


Hey everyone, I’m Seung, a
Product Manager on YouTube.com. I’m Kevin, a UX Designer on YouTube.com. And I’m Mike, Software
Engineer on YouTube.com. And today we’re rolling out a
new version of our desktop website. Let’s talk about that. So here’s the new homepage. As you might notice,
following Material Design we revamped the overall design
system to be cleaner and simpler, to really let the content shine through. We also introduced infinite
scrolling, making browsing easier; you no longer need
to click to see more videos. You might wonder
where we put all the stuff that we originally had in our footer. We consolidated all our user settings
in one place: the new Account Menu. We wanted to make the new Account
Menu the home for everything about you, including your
channels, and all your settings. One brand new setting we’re
introducing is the Dark Theme. This has been requested
by users for a long time and now you can activate
it from the new Account Menu to cut down on glare, and take in
the true colors of the videos you watch. Let’s walk you through other
parts of the site, like the Channel page. The new Channel page is
designed to be more immersive with more focus on the creator. Alright, so now let’s
talk about the Watch page. Like other parts of the
site, we’ve cleaned it up so that focus is just on
the video and the content. If you want greater immersion we’ve updated the Theater mode
to be larger, and with a dark header. Finally, we’ve also updated Transcripts so that users with
education or accessibility needs can watch the video and
read along at the same time. Under the hood, we
rebuilt the site from scratch on a fast and modern
framework we call Polymer. It means that our users can enjoy watching
videos faster, and, as an extra bonus we can now introduce new
features we couldn’t build before such as Dark Theme,
and many more yet to come. So that’s the new site! Please give it a shot,
and we hope you enjoy it. We have a lot of cool features in the
works, so stay tuned to this channel.

99 comments

  • martynka kowalczyk

    Łat?

    Reply
  • Gt gizemleri

    türkçe bişey yok

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  • Brianski8

    STOP RECOMMENDING ME CRAP THAT I NEVER WATCH, AND NEVER WILL WATCH, AND PUT IN STUFF I WILL WATCH!! WHY ARE YOU RECOMMENDING SPORTS EVEN THOUGH I’VE NEVER EVEN WATCHED SPORTS ONCE?!

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  • 『RFG』 kapeer l

    I beg you to subscribe to my channel. I am a poor person. I want to reach out to 10,000 subscribers. I hope that you will subscribe to the channel. I appreciate you.

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  • gerard pique

    El diseño nuevo es un asco dejen el antes.

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  • TÜRBE DELİSİ

    Herkes’e Selamlar; Kanalıma ve bana destek olmak istiyorsanız kanalıma "ABONE" olarak kanalıma destek olabilirsiniz şimdiden herkes’e teşekkür ederim.

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  • Joey Gant

    YOUTUBE!! Why are you DELETING Channels that are posting Challenges that DOESN'T Break the rules? YOUTUBE WAS AMAZING BEFORE 2017 CAME BUT THE PAST FEW MONTHS YOUTUBE HAS CHANGED FOR THE WORSE. STOP TAKING DOWN CHANNELS THAT ARE NOT BREAKING THE RULES. WHAT'S THE POINT OF USING YOUTUBE IF WE CAN'T DO HARMLESS CHALLENGES? I HOPE THE CEO READS THIS. YOUTUBE WAS FINE UNTIL THE PAST FEW MONTHS. PLEASE…ME AND EVERYONE ELSE WANTS YOUTUBE TO BE THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE 2017. 99% OF PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH HOW YOUTUBE IS LIKE TODAY.

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  • أ.محمود الصقر الصعب

    غعحشسى

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  • Diversão do João

    YouTube is taking my views … I was with 200 view and now I'm 44 view!

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  • Yuri s wolf

    Hello im having unique problem my youtube web page only load the logo only and this only on every broswer on my win 10 help

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  • Lk Rbb

    i have a little question, sometimes when i hover my cursor over the butons on that area of the search bar, that same area gets bigger by 2 pixels and gets back to normal if i take my cursor off the buttons, is this a bug or should i be worried?

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  • Schweizer Patriot

    Seung darf ich dich erschiessen, weil ich mir nach jedem Video Werbung ansehen muss?

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  • xesxies

    hi,
    i changed to the old youtube layout and i didn't like it, so how do you change back to the new one?

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  • Tien Du

    Ii

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  • khmer vanra song

    loy

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  • JoeJoe Graz

    Who's idea was this? The users? I HIGHLY DOUBT IT. Who does this benefit? the users? I highly doubt it. This new design is total trash in every regard unless your main objective is to frustrate.Takes forever to load and is extremely clunky. "New and Improved" is almost always bad or the user/consumer. Now there's no option to revert back to the original design. Thanks for doing whatever you want REGARDLESS of customer feedback.

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  • ShadowLion66

    May I ask why the button "Restore classic Youtube" is no longer available?
    Today when I logged into my account I noticed the button is gone.
    Is there a reason why did you do that?

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  • oldsmobile6

    New ? Yes.
    Improved ? No.
    Better ? A resounding NO !!!
    It seems YT Beta/2.0 It is here to stay. [The] YT guard have decided that we [the members/customers] don't know what we like/want and our input is not worthy of consideration.
    [Sadly], the "new and improved" version is now the law of "the land"..
    We [the customers do] have a choices…[or not]:
    Pound sand.
    Complain and be ignored…and pound sand.
    Deal with it…. and pound sand.
    Or leave YT…and yes, you guessed it…..pound sand.
    FBook, MSpace and MSN did the same "new and improved" switch a while ago….knowing that they control stuff, and the customer has no choice or say, but for the "improved" versions don't work half the time.
    At the-end-of-the day, it's job security for you creators [of all things "new and improved"]. Those paying for the service can…..yes…..pound sand.
    <just sayin'>

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  • VPPAF

    so now you can't even restore the old layout why can't you just leave the restore to old layout option for people who don't want the new design.and to just wake up and find you can't without any explanation is bad just tell us what you are doing

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  • gRaXsEr!

    hello I have a problem I do not see the tab of RESTORE VERSION TO THE CLASSICAL VERSION helpaaaaaaaaaaa please

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  • Grave+Reaper

    I dont't know where you live but i will find you and slap your cheeks with a salty fish if you don't bring back the old design button.

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  • Christine Rubbery

    Ibbxpe
    B .

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  • Sairam LP

    you know when its 60 fps it feels like we are watching that video in front of our eyes

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  • MonkeyBoy

    Why the heck was the restore old YouTube button removed? I literally HATE the new layout, and clicked that button whenever I signed in. Now I'm forced to use the new layout because it was removed!

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  • Auto Ext

    I HATE F*CKING UPDATES

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  • konrad lavrov

    БЛЯ, НАКОНЕЦ Я НАШЕЛ ЭТИХ ПИДОРОВ, КОТОРЫЕ ПРИДУМАЛИ ЭТОТ НОВЫЙ ДИЗАЙН, ЗАСУНЬТЕ ОБРАТНО ТУДА, ОТКУДА ВЫ ЕГО ВЫСРАЛИ

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  • S. W. A.T.

    Ali merjani

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  • Lets Create Music

    How do i get the old YouTube Look back?
    Found a workaround
    Clicked my picture (top right)
    Went to Creator Studio
    Once that page loads i click the YouTube button on the top left of that page.
    Loads the classic YouTube.

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  • Abdelwahed Fettah

    Ryfb

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  • Mario Aizu Ge

    No me funciona el youtube en mi otro celular ayudenme si

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  • FlyingHouse

    May 2017 old logo on new layout

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  • Skull023

    Thank you loads hope you put as much care as this as the other functionallities of the website (*DEMONETIZATION*)
    Loving the Dark mode ❤

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  • qassimy

    Can you tell me how to restore youtube layout to the classic version ? the new one is showing wrong titles and comments fields !

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  • ƈɧÌɛƒɧʊȿȿɛɲ

    ارجعوا قنات علي المرجاني

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  • Reba Sutradhar

    Bibek baul
    9330941254
    .

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  • boyo

    Now it seems like you can't restore the old youtube.. this design is so stupid and confusing

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  • 莉昕ღ

    wow

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  • luna bil

    THANK'SYOUTUBE

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  • NATY

    in chrome I'm not getting put in the manager of videos edit my video post card help me, pfv responds this message

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  • aj0t19ta e6as

    Merhaba! Sanma sakın istediğimi istediğim şekilde yönlendiririm ve kimse bana dokunamaz… bunu hatırla lütfen…başına doğal afet gelirse sendendir! Bir iyilik gelirse tabiatın sahibindendir…ilahi yaratıcı zulmedici değildir… ;)))

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  • علي القسام

    رائع*

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  • علي القسام

    *جميل

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  • DRIVECLUB-is-timeless

    So how do i go to the analytics now when i'm on a certain video?? before there was a button right underneath to go the Analytics straight from the video and see the stats, now there's only new big blue EDIT button, which is btw absolutely unnecessary. ???

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  • KDC705

    I miss the older look back in 2008….. There's a severe lack of trying lately on a lot of websites. What's with these site designers and trying to make the websites match that of the latest Windows Operating Systems….

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  • Семен

    Your new design really suck. Dislike.

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  • ItzYaFriendWolf

    I cant add my youtube intro anymore…… can you please fix this??????????????????

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  • Người Long An

    thanks you

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  • Just hacking Around

    I just want to contact YouTube. Why do you have to make it so difficult?

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  • Ginger

    um i couldnt find where to change my color………………………

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  • Le Ha

    Ага! Вот те пидарасы (в плохом смысле), кто сломал ютуб! Суки, почините комментарии – они не сохраняются в истории, не работает оповещение об ответах. И верните возможность отвечать через оповещения, было очень удобно и можно было определить кто кому отвечает.

    Reply
  • QUẾ THANH VÕ THỊ

    ghét kênh nay

    Reply
  • lwinga john

    Mambo si sawa kabisa tanzania risasi hatukuzoea lakini sjui kifo changu

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  • Alex Leigh

    could not email with this layout but also looking to get the new layout back up

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  • Random Account

    It sucks.

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  • Marinolix

    This is so bad… I mean the old layout was so good looking and easy to navigate

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  • ببجي موبايل

    🤓🤓

    Reply
  • basant kumaar

    Basant kvmaar

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  • Random Account

    Seriously people. This video is not about Ali.

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  • Brabusrocket800

    So you are the people who decided to brake it. Please add an option for permanent return to the previous layout.

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  • Saquib Kalim

    Hi Youtube.

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  • Call of Duty چیمر

    ارجاع قناة علي المرجاني

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  • Vitaliy Kormov

    Why is there so many arabian comments? I am afraid I can explode!

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  • Burak

    how can i came back old look

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  • Stefan Kees

    Thumbs down, it's not useful. A lot is missing!!!

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  • mixer Tik Tok

    nii

    Reply
  • NOM NOM

    The new youtuber like us to turn on the current money making function is very difficult to expect youtube reduced conditions 1000 sub and 4000 hours of view down thank youtube !!!
    expect to be censored. thank you

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  • Informative

    You know when I want videos to autoplay? Never. So please let me turn it off. This is embaressing, and such a basic features, that has several hundred posts in your forum, and zero activity from you.
    These redesigns are shallow and completely useless when you cannot deliver a simple product.
    Reasons for not having autoplay: Don't want unneccesary use of bandwidth, sudden sounds, usability. Especially when you click on a link to a questionable youtube video.
    And even more patethic, is that when you get a notification for a comment on a post, the video, which you are guaranteed to have seen before, will autoplay. Why? Why would anyone want that?

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  • Alan Moore

    I just want youtube to get off their arses anmd respond to my questions, just one little response would be nice, instead of just ignoring people like they do

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  • Alan Moore

    I just want youtube to get off their arses anmd respond to my questions, just one little response would be nice, instead of just ignoring people like they do

    Reply
  • Alan Moore

    I just want youtube to get off their arses anmd respond to my questions, just one little response would be nice, instead of just ignoring people like they do

    Reply
  • Alan Moore

    I just want youtube to get off their arses anmd respond to my questions, just one little response would be nice, instead of just ignoring people like they do

    Reply
  • Alan Moore

    I just want youtube to get off their arses anmd respond to my questions, just one little response would be nice, instead of just ignoring people like they do

    Reply
  • Alan Moore

    I just want youtube to get off their arses anmd respond to my questions, just one little response would be nice, instead of just ignoring people like they do

    Reply
  • Alan Moore

    I just want youtube to get off their arses anmd respond to my questions, just one little response would be nice, instead of just ignoring people like they do

    Reply
  • Exenon

    The ONLY good feature is the dark theme, nothing else. In which case, 2/10.

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  • Weedie

    Arkadaşlar youtube eksi tasarımına geri döndü ben de nasıl düzeltebilirim

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  • jalila Abdul-Latif

    Love it very nice 😍💖👍👍👌may Allah bless you all and thanks

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  • บุญญฤทธิ์ สุขีพันธ์

    คับ

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  • Kai Choreography

    Please please please help me recover my old YouTube account

    Reply
  • Railfan Andrew

    This new layout is so stupid and confusing to navigate.

    Reply
  • بشير إسماعيل شرف

    تحيا مسخدمين يو تيوب

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  • Roberto Herrera

    Please pay money cards please

    Reply
  • Kalyani Nath

    My friend please monetize my channel and help me

    Reply
  • François Bérubé

    Vous marquez «Présentation de la nouvelle interface YouTube» et tout est en anglais! Fausses représentations.

    Reply
  • t-ceza

    bok gibi… people bored of more details!

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  • t-ceza

    As in old youtube, we want to automatically play videos uploaded by other pages on our own page, and we want to make page designs according to our own taste!

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  • nebiha ghattas

    Il faut m'être des mousalsals moudablaj sv

    Reply
  • Wahyu Creative

    Good nice

    Reply
  • NEWTUBE NEWS

    thanks

    Reply
  • 쓰리원샷진단센터 -신차검수-

    So cool ~~!!

    Reply
  • C. Q. Cumber

    comments:
    100%: arab people complaining about their favorite youtuber

    Reply
  • inderjit.chonkria. sunny.singh.

    Hello.sir..muje.apna.chenal.
    Subcribe.karana.hai

    Reply
  • inderjit.chonkria. sunny.singh.

    Sir.ji.kaise.subcribe.hoga.help.me.please

    Reply
  • José Renato Rafael

    Eu prefiro armas por isso eu tenho sempre uma em mão.

    Reply
  • Rabih Nayef ꪜ

    دعم قناتي جديدة

    Reply
  • suzi perret

    You guys are fkg with You Tube….I cant get rid of the CONSERVATIVE BUZZ SITE! When I try it goes straight to it. There has been a change in your format when it comes to fair and unbiased news. I definitely noticed! My regular news shows were buried, when they were obvious before, and easy to find!!!

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  • 真人真事

    Thank you very much for your efforts in the new version. I really enjoy the dark theme. 非常感謝您們新版本的努力,我真的很喜歡深色主題。

    Reply
  • Pashto Bayan

    Nice Team YouTube….

    Reply
  • HERMAN ANTONI

    👍👍👍👍

    Reply

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