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YouTube revamped: new look, simpler design

Google has rolled out a series of changes to its video sharing platform, YouTube, which it hopes will make sharing and watching videos easier for its users.

In a blog post, the service claims that it has redesigned the platform with a new look and feel by adding “a fresh coat of digital paint”.

The new design allows users to browse through various recommended channels. Another new feature gives users the option to customise their homepage’s feed and link their YouTube account to Google+ and Facebook in order to see and share what their friends are sharing.

“We’re launching an improved channel design focused on what matters most: helping users find great videos. As different uploaders have different goals, we’ve created new Channel templates to meet your needs whether you produce one video a week or have thousands of videos for a fan to browse,” YouTube wrote.

It seems YouTube has learnt some lessons from it its earlier “experiment” Cosmic Panda, and using feedback from its users, the service has provided a “cleaner” and “simpler” design.

Below is a video that showcases the new design and how to implement it.

Author | Mich Atagana

Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist... More

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