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Judging by screenshots, the thumbnails are now more than double their current size and don’t appear to be grouped according to any specific categories.
The change is not being met with enthusiasm.
“I’m sorry, but this is the worst update I’ve ever seen and now homepage is just unusable, I can’t look at thumbnails so big,” said one Twitter user.
This is not funny, @YouTube. I’m sorry, but this is the worst update i’ve ever seen and now homepage is just unusable, i can’t look at thumbnails so big, my eyes are in pain right now. You can’t make everything gigantic, because now everyone behind my back can see my home page. pic.twitter.com/qejseeqdWU
— cardboardProfile (@Kozibackich) August 13, 2019
“Just continues to show that YouTube has too much of a tendency of changing things that don’t need to be changed once again,” said another.
Just continues to show that YouTube has too much of a tendency of changing things that don’t need to be changed once again. 😒
Seriously, I wish they would stop doing that. Or at least make stuff like this an option and allow us to opt in in keeping the changes or not.
— Jordan (@JaggedKeiji) August 13, 2019
While the update is only a test seen by some YouTube users, it’s yet to be seen if the platform will adopt the large thumbnail look in the future.
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