YouTube Debuts a New Look for Desktops and Tablets

YouTube Debuts a New Look for Desktops and Tablets

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YouTube is getting a new look for desktops and tablets that features longer video titles, larger and richer thumbnails, the ability to customize your Home feed, and more.


We’ve been experimenting with this updated design for a few months and — based on your input — have made dozens of improvements to the layout, most notably adjusting the thumbnail sizes and showing more videos on larger screens. We’re excited to roll this out to everyone, and we hope you’ll find the updated design and new features helpful as you navigate the incredible breadth of content available on YouTube.

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YouTube Debuts a New Look for Desktops and Tablets

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YouTube Debuts a New Look for Desktops and Tablets

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More easily find the next great video to watch
This new look includes longer video titles and larger, richer thumbnails to give you clearer information about the video at a glance, plus higher resolution video previews. As part of this cleaner design, you’ll notice we’ve also removed some content shelves. You can still find rows of videos for breaking news, music mixes, and more.

When browsing on Home, you’ll also see channel icons below each video making it easier to recognize your favorite creators and content you love.

Customize what to watch next with your queue
You’ve told us you want a better way to queue up the next video to watch, so we’re introducing the option to add to queue on desktop. You can select a handful of videos to watch next without interrupting the video you’re currently watching. Videos in your queue won't save after you've closed your browser, but you can always save videos to your permanent "Watch Later" playlist, too.

YouTube Debuts a New Look for Desktops and Tablets

Remove suggestions from channels you don’t want to watch
We launched a feature on mobile earlier this year to make it even simpler for you to tell us to stop suggesting videos from a particular channel, and today we’re bringing this to desktop. Just select the three-dot menu next to a video on the homepage, then select “Don’t recommend channel.” After that, you should no longer see videos from that channel suggested to you on the YouTube homepage. You may still be able to find these videos if you search for them, or visit the channel page or Trending tab.

YouTube Debuts a New Look for Desktops and Tablets

Coming soon: select topics to refine your Homepage and Up Next videos
Earlier this year, we added a new feature to the YouTube Android app that lets you select your favorite topics and customize your Home feed with related videos. We’ll be releasing it on desktop and tablets soon!
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The updated design will begin rolling out today across desktops and YouTube apps on Android and iOS tablets.

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