YouTube gets a new logo and added functionality
YouTube is ushering in a new era of functionality for the first time in twelve years as it redesigns its new logo and adds new features made to adapt to all users.
The popular streaming site will now have its own icon: a tv tube-like shape with a play logo in the middle, which looks familiar since it is being used for quite some time now. The new logo redesign is meant to be adaptable to any screen you are using — the service can leave its new logo on the tiniest screens, while it can display the full logo and wordmark on larger displays such as desktops.
As with its logo change, several new YouTube features will be made available for all users:
- Mobile app screens will now have less black bars as the video screen will adapt to the shape of video content you’re streaming — be it square, vertical, or horizontal
- New app functionalities: A double tap on the left or right side of the video screen will now let you rewind or forward videos, and users can now control the pace of videos they’re watching by speeding up or slowing down
- Unveiling a brand new look — the desktop version finally adapts more to Google’s Material Design standards (and Dark Mode, finally!) which the company has been testing for quite some time
- Browse videos as you watch with a new setup where related clips are shown at the bottom row while you watch
YouTube is rolling out all of these changes to its users starting today on Desktop, Android, and iOS.