How To Get the new YouTube Layout Today

How To Get the new YouTube Layout Today

Some of you might know there’s a YouTube design change on it’s way for everyone, and it will look exactly like the picture you see above. We think it certainly looks more modern, and much more friendly to the eye than the old YouTube interface, which is why we decided to adopt it for our Techin5 YouTube Channel – techin5official (don’t forget to subscribe!). What you’ll notice is a complete redesign of the main page (and other pages as well). The standout feature is the big tab on the left hand side that allows you to access subscriptions and channels easily, as well as trending and popular videos. Furthermore, the middle shows the activity feed of the people you are subscribed to. It’s a welcome change, and hopefully this will make YouTube more reliable and nicer to use in the future.

For those of you who want to know how to get the new interface, we’ve seen helpful hints all around the web which we’ve compiled and put in below for you to try out. The only thing is we don’t know if it’s possible to go back to the old interface once you switch over, but considering it’s coming soon – you might as well get used to it early! Unfortunately my Server won’t me me put up the entire instructions, so I’ve put them in an external Evernote File as well (click on the link below to access it).

  • Internet Explorer
    1. Go to http://www.youtube.com
    2. Press F12 to open the developer tools
    3. Click here – Evernote Link
    4. Click on the Run script (or press Enter)
    5. Exit YouTube and Reload the page (you must close YouTube otherwise it won’t work)
  • FireFox
    1. Go to http://www.youtube.com
    2. Press Ctrl+Shift+K in Firefox to open the developer tools
    3. Click here – Evernote Link
    4. Press Enter
    5. Exit YouTube and Reload the page (you must close YouTube otherwise it won’t work)
  • Chrome
    1. Go to http://www.youtube.com
    2. Press Ctrl + Shift and J in Chrome to open the developer tools
    3. Click here – Evernote Link
    4. Press Enter
    5. Exit YouTube and Reload the page (you must close YouTube otherwise it won’t work)

If you have a Mac, the same thing will work, just substitute the Ctrl button for the Cmd and it should work in theory (we haven’t got a Mac to test at the moment). There is no special code for Opera or Safari yet unfortunately, but we’ll update the list should we find a way for those as well. For now, enjoy the new design and don’t worry if you’re worried about entering settings and such as we’ve tried it (as seen in the picture above) and it all works perfectly.

Source: Google+
via: The Verge 


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