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YouTube Homepage Redesign Brings Larger Thumbnails, More Features

08 November 2019

The updated YouTube design is rolling out to all starting today.

Here's a potentially better news if you usually watch YouTube on a PC instead of on a mobile device: the Google subsidiary has finally introduced "add to queue" on desktop. The updated homepage apparently sports a cleaner design and makes more space for videos and their titles.

According to a post on the official YouTube blog, the larger thumbnails will lead to fewer videos on the homepage overall, but users will still be able to see specific categories for topics like news and music, and a new "Add to Queue" feature will let you quickly add multiple videos to your watchlist from the homepage.

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After months of testing in the YouTube Android app, YouTube has officially launched a new homepage design for users on desktop computers and tablets.

YouTube is also adding high-resolution previews and channel icons below each video to make it easier to recognize your favourite YouTube creators and content you love.

These changes will have you scroll down to see more videos. However, the redesign will help in improving the legibility. This can be done whilst watching a video.

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The video giant is also rolling out an easy way to pick what clips users want to watch next by simply hovering over a thumbnail and adding the video to their queue. However, Google warns that your queue will be cleared as soon as you close the browser.

YouTube is also porting the "Don't recommend channel" option from the app to the desktop which you can find by clicking on the three-dot menu next to the video on the homepage. Here, you will be able to select a handful of videos to watch next without interrupting the video that you are now watching. Google has also added yet another new feature that lets you choose your topic of interest.

My opinion on it is YouTube spends a lot of time fixing things that aren't problems, and then having to deal with those things becoming problems.

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YouTube Homepage Redesign Brings Larger Thumbnails, More Features