YouTube testing clean Material design

Takes a bit of fiddling, but you can now test YouTube's new Material design.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, May 3 2016 1:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

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.

YouTube testing clean Material design | TweakTown.com

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 SOURCE:reddit.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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