Earlier this year YouTube launched a mobile-exclusive feature to stop suggesting videos from a particular channel. Now, YouTube has come up with this feature along with a few more brand new ones for its desktop version.
All you have to do is select the three-dot menu next to a video on the homepage and then select “Don’t recommend channel” and you won’t be bothered from videos of that channel again.
With the new look, at a glance, you will get longer video titles and larger and richer thumbnails. It will give you clearer information about the video than before. Along with higher resolution video previews. YouTube has also removed some content shelves. While browsing on Home, you will see channel icons below each video making it easier to recognize your favourite content.
With the redesign, YouTube’s homepage has fewer featured videos, and certain content “shelves” — categories like “News” or “Music” — are no longer placed on the front page.
YouTube has introduced Add to queue option on desktop. Here, you will be able to select a handful of videos to watch next without interrupting the video that you are currently watching. However, videos in your queue won’t be automatically saved after you have closed your browser so if you want to save it you have to save it manually in your “Watch Later” playlist like you used to do previously.
Google has been doing a lot with tighter and more compact displays of text and imagery in its products, allowing the content to have more room. This kind of change benefits readability.
However, it also means that less content will be visible per page and you have to scroll down or move to the next page multiple times. Now, with the new changes, YouTube has also walked the same path.