YouTube is getting a big redesign and new changes will be visible on desktop, Android and iOS apps. With the new update, YouTube will start to look minimalist by declaring the homepage. Now, the YouTube homepage will have larger thumbnails and longer video titles. YouTube's updated design appears to everyone starting today.
If you've got the new design on YouTube, you'll notice a special change in appearance with larger thumbnails. Basically, two rows of videos have now been turned into one. Video titles have also become longer now with more homepage space. YouTube also adds channel icons along with the video title, giving users direct access to them.
With more room for larger video thumbnails, YouTube removed content shelves from the homepage. Some of the genres of video that will remain on the YouTube homepage will be news, music mixes and more. YouTube also adds an "add to queue" shortcut to this redesign. Users can now add videos to stream directly from the desktop thumbnail. As before, videos saved in a queue will not be saved after the browser is closed.
YouTube add a shortcut to the row that comes to your desktop.
The YouTube desktop gets another feature that is first delivered in its mobile applications. YouTube's "Do Not Recommend Channel" feature is now available on your desktop. This feature is available on suggested videos and users can access it by selecting the three-dot menu. YouTube has also announced that it will soon introduce a selection of desktop and tablet themes.
The redesign of YouTube gives creators a greater emphasis on video visibility. But at the same time, it also loses access to videos on the homepage. In fact, YouTube users who see the change are already unhappy about it.