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A sneak peek at YouTube’s new look and feel

YouTube is where you come to watch your favorite creators — whether that means jamming with Alex Aiono, gaming with Strawburry17, or hanging out with Logan Paul. That’s why we’re working on a redesign of the desktop experience that highlights your favorite videos and creators while making YouTube easier and more fun to use.

Starting today, we’re opening up a preview of the new design to a small group of people from all around the world so we can get feedback. While we hope you’ll love what we’ve been working on, we’re also really excited to involve the YouTube community so we can make the site even better before sharing it more broadly.

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.

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The site design is built on a new, faster framework named Polymer, which enables quicker feature development from here on out. And today, we are introducing one of the first new features developed on Polymer: Dark Theme. Developed to cut down on glare and let you take in the true colors of the videos you watch, Dark Theme turns your background dark throughout your entire YouTube experience. This is only the beginning — you can look forward to more powerful new features coming soon!

If you want to try out YouTube’s latest look, you can opt-in to preview the new design at youtube.com/new. You can return to the current design by selecting “Restore classic YouTube” from the Account Menu. And don’t forget to send us feedback from the Account Menu.

We’re still working on the new site, so we hope you’ll try it out now and let us know what you think!

Brian Marquardt, Product Manager, recently watched “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO.”


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Smile and take a selfie, and you’ll feel your confidence grow, study suggests

A small team of researchers from the University of California have detailed a small study showing that taking daily selfies can actually improve one’s confidence over time.

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Feel like you’re flying in VR using these clever Samsung concept headphones

Samsung has flung the doors of its concept product lab open again, showing off three new projects, including a set of headphones that make VR a full-motion experience, and a pair of fun new apps.

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Feel is a mood bracelet that wants to make you happier

Mood rings have always been a gimmicky fad, but there might be a wearable on the way that can actually track your emotions — and it doesn’t change color. The Feel wristband tracks bio-signals to describe your emotional state, even stress.

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Feel beaten by the selfie stick? Selfie Mirror does so much more

Selfie Mirror is a smart device that allows users to capture and upload photos and videos. Built in lighting and custom frames enhance media. The mirror can also connect to other smart devices through the house, and stream music.

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This charming piece of smart jewelry will make you feel like superwoman

The Leaf is a discrete piece of smart jewelry specifically designed for women. It tracks activity, sleep, stress, breathing, and reproductive cycles. We chatted with the company’s founder and its medical advisor to find out more.

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