Fresh YouTube look with Material Design & new Logo

Recently, YouTube has made changes in its desktop & mobile application design. The new YouTube look also includes new YouTube Logo. They have made Logo for all kind of devices with different sizes – from desktops to phones, tablets to TVs, game consoles, and even VR headsets. So, no matter on which device you’re seeing the Logo, it always look clean. The updated Logo combines a cleaned up version of the YouTube wordmark and Icon.

YouTube old logo to new logo
YouTube old logo to new logo

New YouTube look for Desktop

The new look for desktop has impressive Material design and the interesting feature of this new web look is Dark Theme. You can switch between normal view and dark view anytime. If you haven’t applied new desktop YouTube look, you can visit and activate the new look. Dark theme option is available under New Account Menu (accessible from user’s picture) in new look.

YouTube look journey
YouTube look journey

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New look for App

As of May 2017, Android has two billion monthly active users. Most of YouTube users watch videos on YouTube app. That’s why, YouTube team focused more on app design in new YouTube look. YouTube mobile app also has new impressive features. They are as follows:

  • Clean new design: Here, the header was made white to let content take the lead and moved the navigation tabs to the bottom of the app so they’re closer to users’ thumbs. New Library and Account tabs are also added so that you can easily access to what you’re looking for.
  • Videos that move: Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a gesture that allows you to double tap on the left or right side of a video to fast forward or rewind 10 seconds. In the coming months, a new gesture feature will be added that lets you jump between videos with a simple swipe of your hand: just swipe left to watch a previous video or swipe right to watch the next one.
  • Play on different speed: On desktop version (website) of the YouTube, you can increase or decrease the speed of the video. Now, this feature is also available in mobile app. Watch video at your preferable speed.
  • Change shape according to video: YouTube videos are not bind to one size. Here, you can upload videos of any size. So, for better viewing experience; soon, the YouTube player will seamlessly change shape to match the video format user are watching, such as vertical, square or horizontal.
  • Browse and discover while watching: In new YouTube look, video suggestion is now also available in full screen mode at the bottom of the screen in row format.

For different kind of taste of entertainment, YouTube has launched different apps to fulfill the requirements. Music is very common love among the people, YouTube Music is specially made for them. For game lovers to watch game plans or live video or new trailers, YouTube Gaming has everything they need. Some people are like to watch TV on the go. YouTube TV can fulfill their need. You can watch your favorite TV shows on any device anywhere. YouTube have made special app for kids which have educational videos and of course with parental control. YouTube provides entertainment to all kind of age groups.

Nishant Patil

Freelance Web Developer

Freelance Web Developer