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YouTube testing clean Material design

Takes a bit of fiddling, but you can now test YouTube's new Material design
By: Sean Ridgeley | Internet & Websites News | Posted: May 3, 2016 6:37 pm

YouTube has had a pretty similar and somewhat chaotic design for a good six years or so, but it looks like that may finally change. A fresh and clean new design based on Google's Material platform has surfaced online, indicating it's likely in testing as you read this.

 

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If you'd like to try it yourself, open Chrome and follow the steps below as outlined by redditor giorgiomarinel:

 

  • 1) go to https:www.youtube.com/?gl=US
  • 2) open the developer tools (ctrl + shift + i)
  • 3) go to the 'Resources´ tab and delete the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie for the youtube domain
  • 4) go to the console and define the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie using the following command:
  • document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Qa1hUZu3gtk;path=/;domain=.youtube.com";
  • 5) reload the page

 

Note you may have to be on the US region setting, in Incognito mode, and/or sign out of your account to make it work. Happy Youtubing!

NEWS SOURCES:Reddit.com

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