Out With the Old, In With the New…Year.

If you haven’t noticed already, YouTube has undergone a makeover! The once cluttered home page is now neatly organized and looks pretty good too.

Google has discussed changing the format of YouTube for quite some time now and you can definitely notice the fruits of their labor. When you first go onto the site, you can notice the difference right away. There are less videos playing, and constant clutter getting in the way and distracting you from what you really want to search for. There are defined menus for easy navigation but they still display the “From YouTube” videos we all love much.

The new homepage features a menu on the left side of the screen making it easy for surfers to locate what they want to watch. They also feature a trending section, currently known as the most popular section, easily accessible through the left side menu. But wait, there’s more! Not only can you see topics in the menu to decide what you are in the mood to watch, but you can customize this menu when you sign in. In their blog, YouTube noted that they included this because they wanted to put more emphasis on people keeping track of what they like to watch so they can spend less time searching and more time watching. This customizable menu also allows you to link your YouTube account to your Google+ and Facebook so you can see what you other friends are watching and share videos with each other.

The new look is said to benefit all parties involved because it’s easier for you to find what you are looking for while allowing you to share and communicate with others. And let’s face it, these days social media is the social norm for communication. The site was also designed to keep people on YouTube longer. Overall, the new homepage looks good so far so grab the popcorn and get ready to enjoy the show!

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