Since Google decided to adopt Material Design for the past couple of years, there are so many updates on UI/UX (User Interface) of its services. After a long wait, Youtube is getting the UI update. The UI is built on ‘Polymer‘ framework, which is Google’s own lightweight library to utilize web components easily across browsers (primarily on Chrome).
According to Google on its blog post,
We’re applying Material Design to YouTube to deliver a beautiful, delightful and intuitive user experience. The key principles of this new design are:
Simplicity: The only thing you should be concerned about is watching the content you love. The new design is clean and fresh, thanks to the removal of visuals that can distract from your browsing or watching experience. We’re focused on making the content shine!
Consistency: The new design is aligned across Google platforms, including the YouTube mobile app, while still providing the features you know and love.
Beauty: We strive to combine beauty and purpose to create an effortless experience.
You can try the new look of Youtube by pointing your browser to youtube.com/new. No way you want to come back to the older version of Youtube. But there is an option to revert back to classic youtube in the settings menu, Just in case.
Bonus point to note, This new Youtube has ‘Dark Mode’, which I liked most.