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We’re excited to bring you the new YouTube homepage: an updated design with new features that start rolling out today across your desktop and tablet devices. You can expect to see a redesigned layout, higher resolution previews, an “add to queue” feature, and more – check out the full update on our blog and the summary below!
  • More easily find the next great video to watch: this new look includes longer video titles, bigger thumbnails, and higher resolution previews, so you can see more information about each video at a glance. As part of the new design, you’ll notice a full page grid of suggested videos rather than rows of suggested videos by category. There will still be some horizontal sections for breaking news, music mixes and more.

  • Recognize your favorite creators with channel icons: when browsing on Home, you’ll now see channel icons below each video, making it easier to recognize your favorite creators and the content you love. For creators – we hope this helps you get more visibility for your channel on the Homepage! 
  • Customize what to watch next with your queue: if you’re looking for a way to queue up the next video without interrupting what you’re currently watching, try out add to queue on desktop. You’ll see the queue button on every video thumbnail, or you can select “add to queue” from the three-dot menu (detailed instructions here). Note that your queue is temporary, so it won’t save after you’ve closed your browser. If you want to save videos to watch at a later time, you can still use the Watch Later playlist.

  • Remove suggestions from channels you don’t want to watch: in fewer steps, you can tell YouTube to stop suggesting videos from a particular channel. Just tap the three-dot menu next to a video, then “Don’t recommend channel”. After that, you should no longer see video suggestions from that channel.

  • 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! 


Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the different designs during testing phases! Based on your input we made dozens of improvements to the layout and fixed several technical issues, most notably with thumbnail sizes on larger screens and devices. Continue to tell us what you think and what you’d like to see next in the comments below, or the official Feedback tool

Hazel – Team YouTube
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icons are too big for me.
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Too many videos on the home page
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I liked older one
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Icons are way too big
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This one good
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I don't like the new format. There used to be more of a selection of videos to choose from. By making the thumbnails so much bigger, it limits the number of videos to select from. There are a huge number of videos on youtube, but the new format makes seem like there are not that many.
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This layout blows.
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Icons are not good. Small icon is better.
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Exciting Move Youtube
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No thank you. Change it back please or give us the option to change it back
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Liked Older one
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New isn;t always better. I like the old.
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all is good
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This is terrible, icons are too big, dislike!
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LOVE the new look. I mean I really love it. Keep up the good work.
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These icons are okay I guess
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Not good. While you claim to give out more information with the larger icons, you are actually giving LESS choices with less video thumbnails showing. Also many large thumbnail look like crap since they aren't originally meant to be shown that big.
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Individual video icons are way too huge, it's making it more difficult to find new recommendations and not the same old things I could find in my Subscriptions feed anyways. To reiterate, the video thumbnails are freaking massive, I can only see about six or nine on screen at once as if I'm looking at the site on mobile and not my desktop.

I don't care for the video preview feature personally and would prefer the option to disable it entirely. I especially dislike the aspect of it cluttering my recent viewing history with things I accidentally hovered, or had in the middle of my screen for too long on mobile.

Video queuing is appreciated, much nicer for late night viewing than using a playlist and waking up to realize it ran through every video when I was only awake for two or three.

(Also, please return the Recommended tab.  I dearly miss being able to scroll through a mess of recommended videos without getting bogged down with the last so many uploads of every channel I'm already subscribed to or watch occasionally without subscribing.)
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Thumbnails are way too big
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When can I subscribe to a specific tag like "half-life" for example ?
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Option to change the size of icons will be great.
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worst youtube ever
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Garbage, its as if the goal was to make YouTube seem like tiny website with very limited content. In the days since the unconsented change of my home page the content has stayed the same, where is the diversity? Billions of videos and the same fifty are on my page for a week?! Does the algorithm know me so well, stay in your lane!
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this layout blows and very good
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It is a good size for me .
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icons are too big
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Pretty Good! I love the way it shows the thumbnails. Easy to preview and looks similar to the Behance/dribble site, as I am a designer by profession.
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Option for smaller icons would be nice.
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Quit changing things! Even the Search results lately have been terrible. The Recommendations section show videos I have just watched.
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the choice of loading more in the recommended channel has disappeared in chrome  . I am not a happy bunny
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The format is ugly, horrible and the thumbnails are too large. It makes looking for a video much longer. The curated topics were great bc you could "x" out of them if wanted but now it is all jumbled together. The older format was easier to read and to  digest. Give the option of changing back if needed.
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i think icon are too big for me.
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By the way interface sucks
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Give us the option to control the icon size, the current one is way too big!
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I would like a a black wallpaper, so... I LOVE THIS IDEA!
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How to opt out of this fucking atrocious BIGGER thumbnail desing ?
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Liked the previous version more
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what the fuck is this shit!

can i change it back?
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It feels like I'm using YouTube on Accessibility Mode settings and it sucks :/
Go to this URL if you'd like to switch back to a semi-normal iteration of the homepage:
https://www.youtube.com/?reload=9&reload=9&disable_polymer=1


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The icons being too big sacrifices selection for quality, but at the end of the day... who cares? I just want to see what videos I would and wouldn't watch, not 8 videos at a time! You're just wasting people's time and causing new problems for the community to deal with.

Why in the hell does Team YouTube constantly have to create new issues rather than work on the issues that continue to hurt content creators, the people who make you money, such as the broken copyright strike system and unreliable demonetization algorithm?

Wouldn't it even make more sense for you guys to put in a system that targets only those who explicitly violate the terms of service or violate copyright law with proof of doing so, wouldn't advertisers be more willing to pay YouTube to advertise their products rather than sponsoring the content creators themselves? This way, a fair and robust moderation system could be monitored by humans, not mindless bots, while allowing the YouTube platform to bring in more ad revenue from its creators. The problem is, though, this idea means nothing unless put into place by the people who control the platform (I'm looking at you, Susan).

But I digress...

Please, Team YouTube, if you have an answer or reason as to why you succumb to this business model in spite of all the (reasonable) hatred that you get, please email me about it. I'm honestly curious as to why you guys, as a team, continue to push for more unnecessary changes when there's still so much to be fixed regarding the second most popular website in the world.


~ Cupri
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Too big. Less informative...
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Previous one, there is too much space between thumbnail rows
New one - It looks ok, But you can add one more thumbnail for a row instead of 4
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Icons is too big. I like older one. This one is too many video
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where is the opt out button ?
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Restore to previous version please. AND STOP TRYING TO FIX WHAT AIN'T BROKEN!!!!!
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the older little thumbnails were way better
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Icons are too big
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Me when i got hoes
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I always wanted to cancel certain suggested videos and creators, next YouTube should let ppls chose ads the wanna see cuz some of em are annoying lol
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thank you oll of you
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this one is bad its way too big go back to old
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I like the old style more :/
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The "not interested" option its not working. Clips that i already seen keep pop up in the list 2 or 3 times in the row.
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Very nice I liked it
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Icons are huge and all they do is remind me that after all this time you still don't give people the option to customize the layout.
Every major UI change you will do will fail because the only way to please everyone is to let them chose how they want to view the website.
So far, viewing the page at 75% magnification seems to work well enough but i hope this gets changed.
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this is trash
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ya is cool makeing the home paig of youtube big
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The icons are waaayyy too big!
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Who wanted this? Who thought that was a  good idea?
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TOO BIG FOR MY LIKING!
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so...... about youtube rewind is it going to be good this year
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This new look is horrible. Don't know what to watch. Icons too big, too many, no categories, etc. Switch back to the previous version.
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the new format is smaller
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TOO horrible icons too big
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I enjoyed the older version better. It had some architecture, my homepage was somewhat organised. Now it feels like a total mess, I can hardly find anything..
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There is "upvote" button but where is "downvote" ?
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This one good
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you should put a down vote button along with the up vote button . . . .  cause I would've press that down vote in a heart beat
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IT QUITE OK BUT BIGGER FONTS AND ICONS
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i dont want a new look
replace this with smaller thumbnail icons it is too big for me
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These icons are way too big.
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IT QUITE OK BUT BIGGER FONTS AND ICONS
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are you m*d icons are too big
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Just notify my subscribers when I release new content. This is exactly what they wanted when they clicked subscribe, and the fact that you are only alerting 4% or less means that small and medium channels cannot stay above water anymore.
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OLDER LAYOUT DESIGN IS BEST DESIGN
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looking cool
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Can you add the option to go to the old design? It looks way worse, icons way too big, it was already fine to use before. How about you use your time to solve the real issues that creators and viewers keep complaining about?
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Horrible move. What the hell is this? Please change back!
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I think it's pretty good. Could we have a scaling option though?
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Can’t Move Comment I don’t like This Plzz
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Please change it back, the icons are far too big.
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Absolutely terrible.
That aside, due to the divisiveness of this change, at least include a "Set thumbnail size: Small (Classic)/Large (this)" option *that is kept permenantly available* so as to allow accessibility, which differs for different people.

Some want gigantic images that make things 'simpler', while some want an abundance of choice where they may open 10, 20 videos each time they refresh the homepage (that's what the new queue function is for, yes?).

 Finally, a quote from Albert Einstein ---
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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Muy grande
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Great Look
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I like the old layout better.  I'll seek other options where possible.
How do I go back to the old layout?
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Maybe adding an option for icons to be small or big, i don't know. kinda liked the old one..but what can i say the graphics are smooth!
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where's the revert button??
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Is there a way to revert back to the old format??  It was perfect.
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why? Just make the thumbnails small
why are you ding this to us?
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Smaller icons.
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latest content must be on the top of home page
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I loved the new look
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how about an option to retain old homepage? if something is so good why isn't there a possibility to opt out from it?
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The icons are way too big and it limits the number of videos to choose from
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hey yeah can I make THE ICONS SMALLER PLEASE?
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Smaller icons were better.
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These icons are enormous and really limits the amount of things you can select on the homepage. Please get this Roku/Netflix looking garbage off the site, we are using computers with mice, not TVs with remotes.
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I agree, where is revert. Home page icons way too big. This illustrates the dumbing-down of culture and the restriction of choice. Fuck off with your own agenda Youtube, don't mess with a good thing.
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Menos videos para escoger, no me gusta, yo quiero que haya variedad.
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love it! Minimalist
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pls return to the smaller icons!
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The thumbnails are way too big
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I LOVE IT
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Icons are too big. but the change is nice
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downvote button
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I like this improved window, then i think Your hard working
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i found a fix. Zoom out 70%
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No thanks.  Bring back the old way.
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 I like the new page
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Well, I like the queue very much, but other changes are useless.
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why have you forsaken us
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I think the icon is big.
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