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February 11, 2013

New Interface for YouTube Channels

YouTube tests a new interface for channels. For now, the updated layout is only available for a few channels like Sorted Food, iJustine, The Pet Collective and YouTube's own channel, but it will soon be enabled YouTube-wide.

What are the changes? The persistent left sidebar and the list of featured channels limit the channel's real estate, but make the interface more consistent. Most of the features from the old interface are still available, but they're more difficult to find. For example, to find the "feed" view, you need to click the arrow next to the home icon and click "feed". The list of playlists, the featured playlists and the list of likes are buried in a drop-down. There's also a new "about" section that shows the channel description, the number of subscribers and the video views, which is used to be placed in the right sidebar. The search box is only displayed when you click the new search icon.

The channel trailer replaces the featured video for non-subscribers. "You can show a trailer that will only appear to viewers who aren't already subscribed to your channel. This is your chance to let visitors know what your channel is all about and tell them why they should subscribe."

{ Thanks, Sterling. }


  1. Looks very cluttered and messy, to be honest. I'm usually a fan of change from YouTube/Google, but YouTube really has been messing me up lately with a lot of bad changes and a lot of bugs (especially on Linux).

  2. I have no problem with it except the speed but it's a french problem (i'm on linux).
    Can we test the new features ?

  3. Not the worst, but getting rid the sidebar customization is making the channels feel less personal.

  4. yet another youtiube redesign ....


  5. Türkiye'nin ve dünyanın her yerine nevresim takımlarını burada bulabilirsiniz.

  6. I always like the youtube channel because t gives a categoty option to the user so view videos of own choice.
    make this way

  7. I love it's new look. It's now more user friendly. Seeing the this new design made me want to test the new features. Undoubtedly, this will attract more buy youtube views.