Recently YouTube officially announced several updates, including the revamp of the YouTube logo which hadn’t changed in the last 12 years. This is a major part of the Google owned company’s broader plan that aims to improve its functionality while offering the users a consistent look across the mobile devices, tablets, and desktop. The new YouTube logo 2017, ditches the classic red color that was present inside the Tube part, and it’s now placed on the left side of the name with the familiar play icon.
The new YouTube logo
Google has stated that the change has enabled the YouTube logo to work better across all the devices, even on mobile devices and small screens. The desktop format of the YouTube has also received Google’s all new material design, which was shown off in May this year by Google. This new design presents a simple, fresh and intuitive user experience for the people and the update also has got a dark theme that turns the background black when you watch any video.
The mobile app of YouTube is seeing significant changes as well. According to reports, more than 70% of people watch videos through the YouTube app, which is why YouTube has emphasized on making their experiences better. Along with the new YouTube logo, the company is cleaning up the app experience of the people and focusing on the navigation so that the users can find the content faster on their mobile devices.
The navigation tabs are placed at the bottom of the app to help the users and there is added gesture support to the YouTube app. Additionally, YouTube has also added the ability to control the speed of the videos in the app and now videos will adapt to the devices they are played on. These updates have surely helped the app become more user-friendly and faster than ever.
Here’s the full list of changes and updates that YouTube has done with its app
The YouTube app has a new design with the header changing to white and the content taking the lead. Navigation tabs present in the app have actually moved to the bottom of the screen making it easy for the thumbs to reach them. The app also has new Library and Account tabs that provide users easy access to what they are looking for.
Earlier this year YouTube added gesture support to its app by introducing double tap to rewind or forward a video by 10 seconds. It now plans to bring in some more new gesture support, which would include swipe to change to the next video. This would make the user experience better and let the users control the video playback through gestures.
Pace control of videos
People love the fact that the desktop version of YouTube allows them to control the pace of the video, which means they can speed up or slow down a video whenever they want to. This feature has now officially been added to the mobile app of YouTube so that it could let the users enjoy the videos at the speed they want.
With all these new changes and some other changes present in the pipeline, YouTube aims to make its app user-experience the best for the users. This trend is likely to continue for the desktop version as well with YouTube trying to bring a seamless experience for its users.