Google revealed an all-new look for its video-sharing website YouTube around a week ago. The redesign is part of the company’s efforts to unify the look of their online services and products. While the new design is being rolled out to users in stages and won’t be available to all for a few weeks, anyone with 2 minutes to spare can start using the new design right now by following our step-by-step guide after break!
The method comes from The Verge – a blog dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in consumer electronics – in the form of a short guide where they inform readers on how to enable the new YouTube UI on your favorite browser.
From The Verge:
You saw Google’s redesigned look for YouTube a week ago, now how about giving it a try? The new YouTube is being rolled out in stages, and for those who haven’t yet received access to it, Moritz Tolxdorff over on Google+ and Lawls in our own forums have detailed a relatively painless way to speed things up.
It’s a simple five-step process. Anyone with a little computer experience can follow through with ease.
How To Enable New YouTube UI On Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari
Step 1: Launch youtube.com from your favorite browser.
Step 2: You must now open up page inspection menu. There are different ways to opening it up across different browsers but we’ll be covering Firefox, Chrome and Safari only since they are the most popular browsers used to access Redmond Pie.
- Firefox: Cmd + Shift + K (Mac), Ctrl + Shift + J (Windows)
- Chrome: Cmd + Alt + J (Mac), Ctrl + Shift + J (Windows)
- Safari: Go to Preferences > Advanced and enable Show Develop menu in menu bar. You will now see a new menu item Develop. Close Preferences. Right click < Inspect element.
Step 3: Add in the following code:
Step 4: Close page inspection element.
Step 5: Refresh web page.
If you followed the steps correctly, your browser will now load the redesigned YouTube. We love the new look and believe you will too! Let us know what you think of it in the comments section over on our Facebook page.