YouTube on the Web now offers you option of Material Design

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YouTube Material Design

Credit: http://youtube.googleblog.com/2017/05/a-sneak-peek-at-youtubes-new-look-and.html

Finally, you now have an option of a material design on YouTube Web. It sure took a long time, but the good thing is, it will finally be made officially available to everyone—and that includes you, in the coming weeks. For now, only about 1 percent of users can actually use the feature.

However, you can opt in to preview the new material design, according to the Google-owned streaming company. To return to the current design, simply select “Restore classic YouTube” from the Account Menu.

The aim, according to YouTube, is to make the web version more synonymous with what is obtainable on the mobile version. Making it fit in a simpler and more attractive look will make it easier to highlight content on the video-streaming website.

Like I pointed out earlier, the material design is coming a bit late, but not to take anything away from YouTube because the web version now makes the website more beautiful. The new material design offers infinite scrolling, end-to-end user profile banner, and a hero video on your profile. Under the user icon, you can easily enable the Dark Mode feature.

“Starting today, we’re opening up a preview of the new design to a small group of people from all around the world so we can get feedback. While we hope you’ll love what we’ve been working on, we’re also really excited to involve the YouTube community so we can make the site even better before sharing it more broadly. We’re applying Material Design to YouTube to deliver a beautiful, delightful and intuitive user experience,” YouTube said in an official blog post.

YouTube also formally announced Dark Theme, a new feature it quietly added to its service without raising anyone’s eyebrow. Dark Theme, according to the company, is designed to “cut down” on glare and let you take in the true colors of the videos you watch. It [Dark Theme] turns your background dark, and enriches your YouTube experience.

In other YouTube news, the company announced a couple of weeks ago that the 10,000-minimum subscriber requirement for those who want to stream via mobile will no longer be the case. The video-streaming website placed that has a benchmark for anyone that wanted to stream via mobile when it first launched the service last February.

What this means is that, any creator with a minimum of 1,000 subscribers can now stream via mobile.

Perhaps, Google should have removed every hurdle and allow every creator access to the service. The truth is that, not everyone has the experience or required skill to create lively or entertaining content. It’s best not to make such a service an open one if creators don’t have the ability to produce quality and entertaining content. Surely, any creator that has a minimum of 1,000 subscribers can be regarded as experienced enough to create quality content regularly—and that’s fair enough in my opinion.

YouTube mobile live streaming has been configured into the mobile app. All you have to do [if you have 1,000 subscribers] to start streaming is to open the app, tap the capture button, and you are live. Streamed videos, according to YouTube, will not be different from your regular YouTube videos in terms of quality. Your subscribers will be able to search for them, recommend them, and protected from unauthorized viewing or use.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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