Google is consistently optimizing its providers, exhibiting its customers ever-so-slightly totally different variations of its apps and web sites to see what works and what does not. It seems like YouTube for internet is at present testing an even bigger redesign which will or might not ever make it to a broader variety of folks. A Twitter person noticed a brand new video view that flips the same old format, transferring the outline, title, and feedback to the appropriate of the video and content material solutions to the underside.
The redesign was spotted by @sindowne, who could be very vocal about their unhappiness with the brand new format. With the video solutions organized as a cluster on the backside of the video participant, the display screen seems much more cluttered and busy, with every kind of various thumbnails asking on your consideration. On the identical time, the redesign closely deemphasizes feedback, which at the moment are solely accessible as a small field under the video description subsequent to the participant. You presumably need to click on the field to view extra and remark your self. The video description is equally lower off, with solely three brief traces of textual content remaining. The standard buttons akin to like, dislike, share, and subscribe lose their descriptions.
It is attention-grabbing that there are nonetheless many inconsistencies and unknowns on this new design. For instance, there’s a enormous hole between the outline/remark part subsequent to the video and the solutions under it. It could make extra sense to fill out the area utterly. For the few individuals who noticed the redesign, it additionally promptly disappeared upon refreshing the location, which additional signifies that that is solely an early check that’s something however finalized. It is also unclear how the redesign will appear to be while you use the theater mode, which makes the video participant fill within the full width of your window.
In distinction to the present design, which infinitely scrolls right down to reveal extra feedback and video solutions, it looks as if the brand new look is meant to emphasise the video itself and the solutions for extra movies. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see if YouTube will proceed on this path and if we’ll certainly find yourself with a design much like this, however for now, it is protected to imagine that the redesign is not remotely able to roll out to the vast majority of these utilizing YouTube. Who is aware of, possibly Google can have extra to inform us about this throughout Google I/O 2023 later this month.