YouTube is rolling out a new homepage. This is designed for desktop users, plus tablet users on both Android and iOS. The homepage has been redesigned so that it’s cleaner, clearer, and easier to find the videos you actually want to watch.
Exploring the YouTube Homepage
While most of us open YouTube specifically to watch a particular video, the YouTube homepage is well worth exploring. If you’re signed into your Google account you’ll find recommended videos YouTube thinks you’ll enjoy watching.
Unfortunately, the YouTube homepage isn’t perfect. The size of the thumbnails and lack of descriptions make it hard to know what to watch. And controls to help you customize YouTube are hidden from view. Which is why YouTube has redesigned its homepage.
How to Use the New YouTube Homepage
YouTube introduced the new-look homepage in a post on The Official YouTube Blog. YouTube explains that the new-look homepage, which is rolling out now, is designed to “help you find the next great video to watch.” Which is becoming increasingly difficult.
Notice anything different? We gave YT Home on web and tablet apps some remodeling. Check out this cleaner layout with:
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— YouTube (@YouTube) November 7, 2019
The most obvious change to the YouTube homepage is the new look. Rather than rows of five videos with small thumbnails, you’ll now see rows of four videos with larger thumbnails. High-resolution previews and channel icons will help you find videos.
Once you’ve found the videos you want to watch, you can now add them to your queue on desktop right from the homepage. Just hover your cursor over a video thumbnail and tap the Add to Queue icon. These will then play in the order you added them to your queue.
On the other hand, if you find that YouTube keeps recommending a channel you have no interest in watching, you can now remove those suggestions. Just click the three-dot menu next to a video on the homepage, and tap Don’t Recommend Channel.
Our YouTube Starter Kit for Beginners
These changes should make it easier to use the YouTube homepage. Which should, in turn, keep you watching YouTube videos for longer. And YouTube is promising more features to come. In the meantime, here’s our YouTube starter kit full of entertaining channels.
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