YouTube changed the design of the app and website

Phillip Butler
August 30, 2017

The design was being tested for some time, and Google has finally started rolling it for everyone. It makes the YouTube more material and matching with Google's design language.

With YouTube on the verge of celebrating its bar mitzvah, the 12-year-old video site has unveiled a sleek desktop redesign and a bevy of new features for its mobile app. A new Library Account tabs has also been added-giving you easy access to what you are looking for. As the video above demonstrates, users can easily toggle between the ordinary bright white view and a Dark Theme that is similar to Twitter's Night Mode.

These new changes to YouTube comes a year after its mobile app received an interface makeover. That's all topped off by the redesign YouTube logo you see above.

The ability to watch your favorite content at your own pace is no longer a feature exclusive to the desktop version; everyone can now enjoy the same functionality when using the mobile app as well.

Videos that move with you: One of the things we're working on is bringing gestures to YouTube. Users can double tap on the left or the right of their screen to jump back or forward 10 seconds. As well, users will find the video player soon adjusts itself to match the side of the video - so it will expand for a horizontal video, shrink for a square video, etc, eliminating the annoying black bars. Oh, and there's a new logo too - "a cleaned up version of the YouTube wordmark and icon, creating a more flexible design that works better across a variety of devices", apparently. The new logo has a play logo in Red colour with YouTube written next to it in Black colour.

YouTube today introduced a new logo and announced a host of improvements to its service across mobile and web platforms - some of which launch today, while others are coming soon.

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