Today YouTube will be unveiling it’s new look to users all over the world. The transition should be complete by 7pm this evening. What are the differences, you may ask?
Leaner and less cluttered: the “subscribe” button is displayed more prominently, video info has been relocated from the right sidebar to underneath the video and the ratings starts have been replaced by a thumbs up or thumbs down rating.
Navigation has been simplified: the YouTube masthead has been significantly pared down and the search bar has been made a larger part of the page. Additionally, the search results will act more like a playlist and videos will play continuously one after another. This was done, no doubt, to keep users on the page, especially considering YouTube is the most popular search engine second only to Google.
Mobile interfaces will also change in the upcoming days and weeks. To read more on this topic, click here.