Tuesday May 02, 2017

Get YouTube's Slick New Design Right Now

Those of you who tried that dark mode tweak reported earlier have already seen this, but it looks like Google is finally allowing it to stick. If you hit this link, you can opt in for the new YouTube UI, which looks a lot slicker to my eyes. Those of you who are allergic to mobile-inspired designs may not like it, however.

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We’re applying Material Design to YouTube to deliver a beautiful, delightful and intuitive user experience. The site design is built on a new, faster framework named Polymer, which enables quicker feature development from here on out. And today, we are introducing one of the first new features developed on Polymer: Dark Theme. Developed to cut down on glare and let you take in the true colors of the videos you watch, Dark Theme turns your background dark throughout your entire YouTube experience. This is only the beginning -- you can look forward to more powerful new features coming soon!