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Thursday, October 11, 2012

New YouTube Interface October 2012

I refreshed YouTube last night to find a new interface. What do you guys think of it? Do you like the change?

Blocked out images are pieces connected to one of my personal YouTube accounts

It looks more simplified but more dedicated to helping you find better videos and channels specific to what you watch.

Google's acquisition of YouTube a few years ago has got me feeling mixed feelings. Google has made some great changes but hasn't in other areas. YouTube isn't as small as it once was, YouTube is more professional because of aspiring individuals, and some other changes.

What are your thoughts on Google's changes? Like 'em? Hate 'em? Don't care?


  1. I think it's all bs. They havent simplied anything. In fact, the inface has just gotten more bloated (scripts running in the bg), slower, less customizable, and the design is more boring. And the way they've been "forcing" it on to my plate by having their "new" interface literally intrude on my screen without my asking for it, I think is daft.

  2. Also, wtf happened to being able to "view all comments"?? That option is gone, which means I cant even read comments that might have been spammed. Also, getting to your inbox is a pain in the f-ing ass. Takes a lot longer than it used to.

  3. I'm not sure, fcukthat. Perhaps it's your browser or an add-on? I was using a few add-ons that were interfering with YouTube's comments. But I have disabled/fixed them and they work now. I am using Google Chrome with Adblock Plus enabled. I had a YouTube downloader that was, for some reason, disabling the way I reply to people's comments. But I just checked before writing this comment and the "View All" comments is right where it should be as always. It pulls up all of the comments just as it once had before.

    Simplified isn't always good, and I agree with you there. For me, I prefer more things that are advanced with more features and options than simplified. It's a move on Google's part to help the more noob of users to the site (although, who hasn't used YouTube and what was so hard about using it in the first place?)

    Being slower with more scripts? I haven't really noticed a change in speed for myself.

    I can agree with the inbox! I remember when it was in the left hand corner and was conveniently placed there until they moved it to the right under your name. Completely dumb move on their part.


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