The New Design and Updated Functionality of YouTube Is Already Available on iOS and Android Devices

  • 24-10-2022 |
  • Courtney Millhouse

YouTube took a big step in the redesign in a recent update, where both the appearance of the interface itself and many other aspects were changed, including improved scaling, new buttons, precise seeking, darker mode, and ambient mode. So far, the update has not affected all users of the platform, but the developers claim that soon the updates will affect everyone.

The emerging pinch-to-zoom feature will enable users to see more detail by zooming in on the video. In August, this feature was part of the bonuses for Premium subscribers as a test. The new Fine Search feature is extremely useful, as users can now swipe across a video or swipe across a video on a mobile device to see a series of thumbnails and be able to find what they're looking for much faster.

Now YouTube has a special ambient mode that allows the interface to dynamically adjust the color scheme to the video, making it less distracting from viewing. This mode is already available on both mobile devices and PC. The changes also affected the buttons, both their appearance and quantity. All links in the description under the video will now be in the form of buttons, which will make the visual component more concise. The download, share, and like buttons familiar to many have also been slightly changed and will become smaller in size. The Subscribe button has also received a major makeover, going from red to black and white, and making it pill-shaped.

Such changes did not affect the pricing policy for a paid subscription to YouTube, so the price of YouTube Premium for the family in November will be $22.99 per month.

How do you feel about YouTube's redesign? Will the redesign of the "Subscribe" button affect the number of new channel subscribers? Please share your opinion below.