YouTube Testing A New Material UI Design On The Web

Almost every Google app on Android devices now has a material design interface plus some of Google’s web pages as well, Google’s global video-sharing website, YouTube which isn’t part of the collection of sites that have material design elements implemented, could be changing soon, as they appear to be testing a new material design interface. According to Venture Beat, “it’s surprising because Google introduced Material design almost two years ago and is only now getting around to deploying the code in the wild.”

Although the material design interface is still in testing, it is apparently being tested on a small group of users while the developers look for bugs. However, Google plans to roll it out to the public.

Android Police reports that, the new look won’t necessarily be immediately visible if you head on over to You’ll have to do a little bit of tinkering while you’re signed out of the site in Chrome (and located in the U.S.).

Here are some of the screen shots to the up-coming Youtube – Image Credits: Android Police
1. The Channel Page



2. Video Player Page



Want to try it out for yourself? Here are some instructions if you’re using Chrome:

  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 and define the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie using the following command:
  5. Reload the page.

You can also reuse your VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie.

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