Google has updated YouTube with Material Design

A YouTube video for a long time remained unchanged in terms of design. All the improvements were made on the level of functionality, but in a short time the situation seems to change. Google started testing a new interface for the desktop version of YouTube with Material Design, which is used in mobile applications and services of the company.

The interface Material Design YouTube has the status experimental, so you need to activate it manually. Although the overall layout is not changed, the design elements become larger, the icons become round, changing the location of the search string.

Major changes have occurred on the page channels — their background is now bound to a primary color in the picture is the cover. The channel logo is now displayed in the round, not squared. The search bar on the main page is now centered. The “Download” button replaced with icon of the Google mobile apps. The main page with the video has not undergone significant changes.

YouTube with Material Design is now available only for users of Chrome browser on Mac and Windows. To activate the new service, follow these instructions:

  • Open Chrome, go to YouTube and log out of his account.
  • Go to developer tools (Cmd + Opt + I on Mac or Ctrl + Shift + I for Windows).
  • Go to the tab “Resources” and delete the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie for YouTube.
  • Go to the tab “Console” and execute the command
  • document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Qa1hUZu3gtk;path=/;”;
  • To restart the tab.
  • Exactly when the changes will appear in the final release that information yet. Analysts expect a updated version soon.

    Clifton Nichols

    Clifton Nichols

    Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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