YouTube is getting a makeover

Here's how you can see the new-look site

YouTube was first unveiled back in 2005. Since that time, it has become a part of our everyday lives. It is a source of income for some and entertainment for others. This week the company has unveiled a new look for the platform. 

In a blog post, the Google-owned company said it is opening up a preview of the new design to a small group of people from around the world to get feedback. You can find out if you're one of those that has ben given early access by clicking here

If you're not, here's how it will look. 

The company outlined the three key principals of this new design. Here is what they said,

  • "Simplicity: The only thing you should be concerned about is watching the content you love. The new design is clean and fresh, thanks to the removal of visuals that can distract from your browsing or watching experience. We're focused on making the content shine!
  • Consistency: The new design is aligned across Google platforms, including the YouTube mobile app, while still providing the features you know and love.
  • Beauty: We strive to combine beauty and purpose to create an effortless experience."

Dark mode

The video hosting platform also revealed details of the '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," said the blog post

It's thought that this mode will create a more cinematic experience. 

YouTube has stressed that it is continuing to tweak the new design, but they are looking for user feedback on the new look.