Following enhancements to its music capabilities last week, YouTube has begun rolling out a redesigned user interface for its Web version that gives it a more mobile-friendly look and puts a heavier emphasis on playlists.
The new look draws heavily from Google’s card-centric design philosophy seen across many of its apps. The homepage is now centered over a grey background with two tabs lining the top: What to Watch and My Subscriptions. The centered look should make YouTube display better on screens of any size, and is more akin to what users expect from YouTube’s mobile apps.
The sidebar along the left side can be toggled via a new guide button that stays consistently next to the YouTube logo in the top left corner. Any Playlists that you have created or liked will be featured prominently in this sidebar, just above your subscriptions. Now, when visiting the page of any YouTube channel, there is a tab just for Playlists along the top.
What do you think of YouTube’s new redesign? Is it a helpful move to unify Google’s services under one interface, or are they trying to fix something that isn’t broken? Let us know in the comments.
Source: YouTube Official Blog