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July 30, 2012

Yet Another YouTube Homepage Experiment

Last month, I reported that YouTube tested a new interface for the homepage. Now YouTube experiments with a slightly different version of the UI. There are some useful new features, but also many poor choices.

The new experiment puts all the recommended videos in the activity stream and you can no longer restrict the stream to uploads. If you click the "my subscription" link from the sidebar, you can hide the recommendations. YouTube shows too many recommended videos and they're not always relevant.

The right sidebar only shows recommended channels and topics instead of the list of video recommendations. Another change is that you can mouse over an item from the activity stream, click the arrow icon and access options like: "hide this activity", "unsubscribe", "only show uploads from this channel". There are also some new filtering option for subscriptions: click the arrow next to the search box from the left sidebar and you can sort the channels by name, new activity or relevance (the default option).







To try the new experiment, check the updated guide from this post.

Update (December 7, 2012): The new interface is available for everyone and you can no longer go back to the old layout.

28 comments:

  1. The entire Youtube team needs to stop pretending they have a clue what they're doing, throw their keyboards away and just keep the servers running. That would be great.

    Youtube should just offer simple, well-structured HTML and an API and let those more competent than them (a majority of Javascript developers, I bet) design the interface.

    - Someone who is frustrated with Youtube's constant crippling of features and gushing fountain of bugs.

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    1. I subscribe,

      They've changed it to annoy us .. there's no other reason.

      All big coorporations are SH*T and YouTube is going for the top!
      You can't have anything that just works .. cause the devs. are brain dead.

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    2. I subscribe!

      The devs. at YouTube are brain dead .. and no one noticed this, just the users of YouTube ..


      They really can't do something that .. just works .. they are simply incompetents.

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  2. Google continue testing its new interface: http://tecno-net.blogspot.com/2012/07/google-sigue-testeando-su-nueva-interfaz.html

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    1. How to use the new Google interface: http://tecno-net.blogspot.com/2012/08/como-usar-la-nueva-interfaz-de-google.html

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    2. 3 different tests in Google interface right now: http://tecno-net.blogspot.com/2012/08/confirmado-google-search-estrenara.html

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  3. I wonder when youtube will start losing users due to these changes...

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  4. Hmm... Does this mean that now there isn't a way to only show uploads from users? I can't find the Only show uploads button.

    Looks like it's now a per user setting.

    I think I might go back to the current version.

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  8. this is really cool, this why i love youtube more than other video channel.

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  9. New YouTube Homepage Test: http://youtu.be/McGUPovYVNI

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  10. All the tests that YouTube have right now: http://tecno-net.blogspot.com/2012/08/nuevos-tests-en-la-interfaz-de-youtube.html

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  11. Sadly it was just an experiment. I think it was an improvement that I would like too see again soon.

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  12. This change looks to have been forced on me 8/16/2012. I hate it. I do NOT want to see recommendations in my main view. I only want to see NEW VIDEO UPLOADS from my subscriptions in my main view. This business of having to click every subscription to check a box for showing uploads only is bull crap. What happened to the single check box to show uploads only from ALL subscriptions. I also NEVER want to see google+ activity in my youtube home page. Please Youtube team, back away from the keyboards.

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    1. Indeed, this pisses me off too, what's all the more frustrating is that it seems to only have been forced on some people, AND HOW IS REMOVING FEATURES CONSIDERED AN UPDATE!
      I use youtube to see videos that my subscriptions UPLOAD, not every single damn little thing they do.

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  13. yeah i just love youtube coz of interface and also for it's free service as m able to upload my videos and also able to show my family member coz some files can't be sent through mail so youtube is best :D

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  14. Youtube should just offer simple, well-structured HTML and an API and let those more competent than them (a majority of Javascript developers, I bet) design the interface.

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  15. no offense but this youtube new layout is soo annoying i literally have to go each and one of my subscription and press view uploads only -___- like literally they need to stop changing it the previous one was good already

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  16. Não gostei, o design é feio e o You Tube esta cada vez mais sem utilidade, esta perdendo o foco que é o compartilhamento de vídeos e não de canais.

    O You Tube esta otimo atualmente, pra que destruir o que esta perfeito, o que o You Tube precisa investir é em recursos visuais, como temas para canais, melhores opções para as listas de reprodução, etc.

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  17. yeah i just love youtube coz of interface and also for it's free service as m able to upload my videos and also able to show my family member coz some files can't be sent through mail so youtube is best :D

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  18. ever since google took over youtube,it's been a continuous downhill slide,and the way it's going, it's going to be in the sewer in a year or so.They keep changing it,and when you think theres no way they can make it any worse,they figure out a way.The homepage is completely stupid,you can't find anything,it feels like half page the is missing,even the previos homepage didn't function properly.Their trying to take the YOU out of youtube,it's all about money and their best interest, they don't give a crap about what you and I think.GREED GREED AND MORE GREED THAT'S ALL THEY KNOW...WHAT A JOKE .Google or youtube need to take all these designers or what ever you want to call them and flush them down the toilet.Start fresh,go back 2 year and start from that platform, and quit ignoring the comments of youtube users FRIGGEN MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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