How to get the new YouTube now!

YouTube Redesign 2011

Following on from Google’s continued interface redesigns from G+ to Google Reader, now YouTube seems next on the list. The new design is being rolled out, but if you want to check it out right now, you can. Simply follow the instructions below and you will get to the new redesign.

Unfortunately this only sets a temporary cookie which is removed when you close the browser. That issue aside, after spending a few minutes with it, I’ve got to say I like the redesign. The left navigation panel is clean and simple, videos from your subscriptions or YouTube trends list in the middle and related or recommended videos on the right. It’s clean, simple and works really well.

Even the accounts section got a UI overhaul to match the new design. The only complain i have is that it doesn’t take advantage of widescreen monitors to display more content.


1. Go to
2. Press Ctrl + Shift and J in Chrome to open the Developer Tools
Press Ctrl+Shift+K in Firefox
3. Click on the "Console" Tab and enter
4. Reload the website and enjoy the new layout.

The trick also works with IE9, just hit F12 for the developer tools and pull up the Console tab, then follow the rest of the steps.

  • Anonymous

    How do I undo?

  • ajay

    how do i change it back???

  • techau

    Just close your browser.