YouTube has just had a big makeover – here’s what is new


YouTube has got a fresh new look, one that introduces a redesigned logo along with a host of new features.

The site is now ranked as the second most popular in the world by Alexa and has come a long way since it was first founded around 12 years ago.

The site now has over a billion hours of content that is viewed by millions each day.

The new update brings a newer and cleaner design to YouTube.

One of the highlights of the new features is the ability to swipe from one video to another, kind of like flicking through profiles on Tinder.

The feature is described as being similar to “Facebook’s in-app video” but will show the videos horizontally rather than vertically.

In a blog post, Google said: “While the look may have changed, the mission hasn’t: we’re here to give people a voice and show them the world – no matter what device they use.”

Commenting on new features Google said “the header is now white to let content take the lead.”

All the navigation tabs have been moved to the bottom of the app as it is said that this aids navigation.

Fast forwarding or rewinding is now easier too, simply double tap on the left or the right of the video.

Video pacing has been added to the app along with a feature known as “Browse and discover while you watch.” Videos will also adapt to “seamlessly change shape” to match the video format that you are watching.

YouTube’s Neal Mohan said: “YouTube’s evolved…a lot. And we’re not even close to done. “Over the last few months we’ve started releasing updates and will continue to throughout the rest of the year.”

Mohan adds: “When all is said and done, we’ll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences.”


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