YouTube has redesigned it’s logo for the first time in 12 years along with major changes in it’s desktop version and mobile app.
The new logo is simply spelled out in black text with its iconic red play button. Also, the red in YouTube’s logo is now brighter so that it “will be seen more easily and read more clearly”.
The logo ditches the red color inside the “Tube” part of the name and places the now familiar play icon to the left side of the YouTube name.
The new redesigned app is available on both iOS and Android, and features are slowly rolling out for both the platforms.
The navigation tabs have been moved to the bottom of the app which is already available on the iOS version. There’s a new Library and Accounts tab as well.
YouTube had introduced a gesture for fast forwarding or rewinding by double tapping the left and right side of the video.
YouTube says that a new swiping gesture will be rolled out in a few months.
Soon you will be able to swipe left to watch a previous video, and swipe right to watch the next one.
Another cool feature arriving on YouTube soon is different video formats.
At present, watching videos in full screen mode would change the orientation to horizontal format.
YouTube will introduce square and vertical formats for watching videos, which basically means you will be able to watch videos in full screen mode in both square and vertical formats.
Earlier this year, YouTube had made a major change to its desktop website which delivered a cleaner interface and new features such as a “dark mode” for night-time viewing.
According to a new report, Google and Facebook rule the app ecosystem in the United States.
“Google-owned YouTube took the second spot overall with 71 per cent app audience penetration and Google’s Search app took fourth place with 61 per cent,” the report says.