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YouTube Finally Embraces Google’s Material Design, Puts Focus On Content

Google’s Material Design specs are finally coming to the YouTube desktop site, the company said on Tuesday. The feature isn’t rolling out to all just yet, but you can test drive it here. My initial impressions after playing with the new design: lots and lots of white space, but the optional dark theme looks pretty. Here’s how the company describes the changes: The key principles of this new design are: 1. Simplicity: The only thing you should be concerned about is watching the content you love. The new design is clean and fresh, thanks to the removal of visuals that can distract from your browsing or watching experience. We’re focused on making the content shine! 2. Consistency: The new design is aligned across Google platforms, including the YouTube mobile app, while still providing the features you know and love. 3. Beauty: We strive to combine beauty and purpose to create an effortless experience.

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