After Android and Chrome OS got redesigned, it’s time for YouTube’s makeover, which is world’s second most-visited site after – obviously – Google. The site will be revamped with YouTube Material Design, which is really popular among Google’s products.
Well, the new YouTube Material Design won’t be visible if you directly visit the video-sharing website. You will need to do a little bit of fiddling to switch to the new look and feel. First of all, you have to make sure that you are signed out of the site in Chrome and are located in the United States.
YouTube Material Design
Even when YouTube is the most visited site after Google.com, it is the last to get a redesign after Chrome OS, Google Analytics, and AdWords. But finally it is revamped – better late than never. Plus, it is nonetheless entertaining to observe how the search engine giant has rearranged its most popular site.
Observing the changes that come along with YouTube’s makeover, the site looks a lot flatter and cleaner. As so many people around the world use YouTube on a daily basis, Google has to take extra care that it does not mess up with a lot of features. Even when the changes make the site better, some of the people on the Internet will be upset about it. (It is expected every time there is a change to any of the sites on the Internet!)
Google is currently testing the new look and feel of the website, so we have no clue when it will roll out. But if you can’t wait to try it out, here are some steps that will let you switch to YouTube Material Design. These steps are mentioned by a Reddit user gieorgiomarinel. Here’s all that you need to do:
1) Go to
2) Open the developer tools (ctrl + shift + i)
3) Go to the “Resources” tab and delete the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie for the youtube domain
4) Go to the “Console” tab and define the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie using the following command:
5) Reload the page
Everything from signing in to uploading videos has been changed into visual elements. Google has not renovated much, especially when it comes to the video player and the content of the site. But, these hints of color and a fresher look can surely give YouTube a modern look.