Recently, YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan shared a post where he mentioned about the new handful updates to YouTube. The new design tweak not only enhances the viewing experience also works better.
Mohan said in the post “Over the last few months we’ve started releasing updates and will continue to throughout the rest of the year. When all is said and done, we’ll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences.”
cnet reported, “The updates come as YouTube, a unit of Alphabet’s Google, presses its lead in online video with a subscription service called Red and a live-TV service called YouTube TV. The service is trying to expand beyond user-created videos and into more professional content, better enabling it to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, which are all also investing in their own shows and movies”.
The subtle approach would be such as white YouTube’s header, additional gestures, and more. New updates would have the speed up or slow down playback, which is available with desktop, also rolling out same capability to mobile. More responsive, for instance, if you are watching video vertical, the player will become vertical. A new feature would show you a row of suggested videos even while in full screen, that could be in the space below the player.
“When room is limited (say on a smartphone) you can use the brightened up icon as an abbreviated logo, which will be seen more easily and read more clearly,” Mohan said.