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November 28, 2012

YouTube's New Interface, Closer to Launch

YouTube continues to test new user interfaces, but it looks like one of these versions will be finally rolled out to everyone.

There's a new message on the experimental homepage that welcomes users to the new YouTube and explains one of the new features: "What to watch shows you new activity from your subscriptions, recommendations based on videos you've watched and your taste in videos, plus the most popular videos on YouTube". YouTube also links to a page that was used the last time when YouTube was redesigned. You can see the old page in Google's cache, but now the page returns a 404 error message.

YouTube has constantly tested new versions of the sidebar from video pages. This time there's a new sidebar section that shows other related videos. You can "get the search results, feeds, and channel videos you were just looking at". For example, you can perform a search, click one of the results and see the list of results by clicking "more results" in the sidebar, instead of going back to the search results page.

The sidebar is the most important thing about the new YouTube interface because it's always there: on the homepage, the settings page, the search results page and can be expanded when you watch videos.

To try the new YouTube interface, check the instructions from this post.


  1. Pretty lame that new interface does not allow sorting by views or "popularity" in search results or on channel pages.

  2. I posted about this layout on November 7th on your blog post dated sept 28. Did you even read the comments? Did you not notice how universally it is hated within the comments?

    Also since I posted that and you have rolled the ridiculous layout to more people, you now have thousands of Youtube videos LAMBASTING this new layout with tens of thousands of views on them.

    Please read my post on your Sept 28th article "YouTube's Updated Design Experiment ", and to add to that post of one more insane thing that makes no sense, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FIND THE PAY FOR MOVIE SECTION?


    1. This is not official Google's blog.

      This is *unofficial* blog covering more new Google stuff than Google publishes by theirselves. Therefore, creators of this blog don't care or just can't do anything about your wishes.

      Oh and, old setup instructions are here:

  3. i like the new layout- it's beautiful, simple and sexy

  4. i like the new layout- it's beautiful, simple and sexy

  5. As we know that youtube is the largest social networking site where we can share our video like personal, game movie etc.This interface is very beautiful,simple and impressive.I love this interface.

  6. Feels like Microsoft adopted interface for me (skype, windows 8, windows phone etc)

    btw I am sad, this google os doesn't accept my news emails. Eg I sent email telling that now Google will notify us from google search to say happy birthday to our google+ friends.

  7. Finally! New player sucks tho, haha.

  8. Complete and utter crap of a design. Did you hire mentally impaired monkeys to code it?

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