YouTube has announced a redesign of its entire platform, complete with a new logo. The new icon replaces the previously-highlighted “Tube” logo with a simple play button the platform is known for to the left of the service’s name. The company says it’s more flexible since it can work in smaller spaces like a smartphone and adapt more efficiently.
Material design, an adaptive video player, and a dark mode are all rolling out now.
Not only is there a new logo with a fresh design, but the rest of YouTube is also getting an upgrade. For instance, the previously beta-exclusive Material redesign of the platform has launched for all users which offers a cleaner UI and dark mode. Where most videos are consumed, the mobile YouTube app is also receiving an upgrade with a whiter design, the ability to speed up or slow down videos, and new ways to browse for videos while watching one. The company is also introducing an adaptive player which can adjust itself to better suite landscape and portrait videos, while a new gesture lets users swipe left or right to navigate between videos, say within a playlist.
YouTube aims to capture their mission with these changes, and what they want is to carry the platform on for the ever-evolving future. Everything listed here is rolling out to users now across iOS, Android, and the web.