A new design is being rolled out to YouTube's worldwide desktop audience right now that brings Google's Material Design style to the video portal.
This new design has been available to select users but today marks the global launch of it to users from all over the world.
Our new look applies Material Design to YouTube and delivers a fresh, simple and intuitive user experience that lets content shine – because there's nothing more important than the creators and videos we all love to watch.
YouTube users who don't see the new design yet when they load the site may enable it by visiting https://www.youtube.com/new in their browser of choice.
The page checks whether the old design is enabled already; you may activate the "go to YouTube button" to enable it if it is not.
Google points out three core new features of the desktop version of YouTube:
If you want to enable the dark theme, you need to click on account, and there on dark theme to turn it on.
The new design hides the library and subscriptions menu if the YouTube window's width is below a set minimum. You may show it with a click on the Hamburger icon in the top left corner, but it goes away whenever you click elsewhere.
If you display the side on a widescreen monitor, you may notice on the other hand that YouTube uses a lot of whitespace between elements.
While most of YouTube is redesigned, some areas of the site are not. If you open the Settings for instance, you will notice that they still show up in the old design. If you have selected the dark theme for instance, you still get settings with a white design.
Now you: What is your take on the new YouTube design?
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