YouTube gets facelift, redesign to match mobile app

By Andrew Wilson,

There have been plenty of times where you go onto an app on your phone and spend time learning how to navigate it, and understanding the flow, only to then go to the desktop site, where everything looks different.

Viral giant YouTube, understanding the frustration of users (whether real or not), decided to redesign its site to match the look of the mobile app.

The redesign has adopted a cleaner “center-aligned” look, Variety reported. The sleeker design emphasizes user’s playlist on the left pane, which also showcases playlists from other channels you liked.

The new look mirrors your phone, “similar to the mobile apps you’re spending almost half your YouTube time with,” YouTube web developer Yining Zhao said in a blog post announcing the change.

YouTube screenshot
screenshot of YouTube.com

TechCrunch noted as part of the “card-style” design, YouTube added new icons to the sidebar and introduced a new anchored menu button next to the YouTube logo in the top-left corner. This will bring up the guide with playlists, subscriptions, and everything else that’s usually in the sidebar.

top image: By google (The logo may be obtained from YouTube.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons



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