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Submitted by fanze100 1160d ago | news

YouTube Gets Google-esque New Look

Maximum PC: "Google rolled out a new look for YouTube on Thursday, around a year after the world’s most popular online video site received its last facelift. The last overhaul focused on giving greater prominence to the user’s personalized content, and this one takes that even further with a cleaner, simpler look that “gets out of the way and lets content truly shine.” (Google, Web, YouTube)

newsguy  +   1160d ago
it's about time they changed
justinbkerr  +   1160d ago
I like it.
mpctips  +   1160d ago
Long overdue.
fatstarr  +   1160d ago
finally, idk if I like it much.I will wait for it to grow on me.
Camza  +   1160d ago
Am I the only person who thinks it is terrible?
wishingW3L  +   1159d ago
I hate that every time I go to the front page I have to click on my subscriptions and then on "uploads only" to watch only the videos from by subscriptions and not what Youtube wants me to watch. On prior UIs it saved your settings but this one doesn't and it's annoying as hell to keep doing it every time. =/
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Blackdeath_663  +   1159d ago
same, one way around that is clicking on one of the two icons on the top left below the youtube logo then click either "my subscriptions" or "more from my subscriptions" that should take straight to your sub box and show uploads only assuming you have already clicked it. the two icons in the top left also help center the layout. many people don't realise this. all in all this layout is way better than the previous one, once people stop bitching it will seamlessly grow over them.
aviator189  +   1159d ago
I agree. This is my main issue.
I don't want to watch youtube recs. I want youtube to open up to my subs only. And I wish they would have kept the inbox option there as well.

And when we're searching for vids, I don't know why they removed sort by upload date.. I used that like everyday.
shossofe  +   1159d ago
I just have a link to my subscription page on my bookmark toolbar. Saves me the hassle of even visiting the home page.
Speed-Racer  +   1159d ago
Nah. Those first 3 guys above us don't know what they're talking about. The general consensus is that it's horrible. I hate it myself. I wonder if they'll take a Facebook approach and just force us to like it? :S
heroicjanitor  +   1159d ago
Tbf though most people don't like change. It's hard for the biggest supplier of anything to change because of the backlash it causes, so if Google think this is better I am glad they have the guts to do it.

Imo it is better too, the video should be front and centre. The other info can be accessed quickly in a drop-down. All I really care about is the video though.
Speed-Racer  +   1159d ago
The biggest problem I have with it is the color combination. There is too much white and the grey sidebars aren't grey enough to add a little bit of contrast. Wish they would use some more of the red as well. It's simply too bright. Also not sure why they went with left align.
Baka-akaB  +   1159d ago
changes just for the heck of it are annoying . Is the new look any more useful ? no it's kinda empty , overly white , sterile and aseptized .

You mostly loose useful options , and gotta search them out now
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Brawler  +   1159d ago
@Racer-X I totally agree, the left align is so dumb there is so much wasted space on the right, as well the colour combination is horrible, the whole click superscription then upload only is annoying.
DivineHand125  +   1159d ago
This new layout is horrible
I'll start by saying that the only redeeming new feature is the subscription filter, this can be very useful for users who subscribe to allot of channels. Other than that the rest is garbage.

Its more cumbersome now to find the videos my subscriptions uploaded. You have to go through a number of things to be able to see the recent videos that were uploaded and to make things worst, their is nothing there for you to set your preference so you will have to redo the same routeen every time you visit or go to the home page.

They made the font and the logo smaller and this makes things look small and clustered.

Their video recommendation system sucks. If you are a user like me who watches videos that are based on current events so for me, when ever I see the recommendations, its always some old video that is a few days to almost 3 weeks old thus has no use to me.

I also hate how they are trying to turn youtube into a social media site like facebook and I am sure the majority of the users don't care for that on youtube. What we want to see are the videos our subscriptions upload. Not every video they like, comment on or favorate. I remember the first day they layout changed and the uploads only option was missing. What a nightmare that was.
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kingPoS  +   1159d ago
I really don't like how they took away the quick view playlist right above the video. As it is now, it's seriously defunct.
3GenGames  +   1159d ago
It sucks. I don't understand how some people can defend such a bad UI. Unity, Win8, This debacle. It's all hard to use, overly complicated by simplicity GARBAGE.
360ICE  +   1159d ago
I'm gonna throw myself on the dislike wave. For some reason I don't like that you can see people's profile pics in the comments sections either. What ice cream I eat is my own business!

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