Last Updated on November 12, 2016
YouTube’s Material design interface is a new and awesome addition to the website. If you haven’t seen it, take a look at the screenshots below from my PC.
Mind you that this looks like a beta feature currently in rollout worldwide. Only selected few people are going to see it on their computers by default.
I see the material interface only when I’m logged into Chrome. In the incognito mode where I’m not logged in, the interface is still the old one.
Enable YouTube Material Design Interface in Chrome
To get the new material design interface on your PC, you can use a trick. Here, I’m going to mess with browser cookies to fool Chrome into thinking that you are eligible for the new interface.
- For that, press
F12on your keyboard to open the Chrome Developer tools. Make sure that the Console tab is selected.
- Type the following code and press Enter.
- Now press
F12again to close the Console and press
F5to refresh the page.
- Sometimes this code may not work depending on what the configuration of your browser is. In that case, you will need to delete the cookies related to YouTube. To do that, press
F12again to open the developer tools. Click on the Application Tab.
- Go to Cookes and select
https://www.youtube.com/. Look for a cookie named
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEand change its value to
F12again to close the developer tools and
F5to refresh the page. You will now see the new YouTube material design interface.
I personally don’t find YouTube’s new interface more useful or interesting than the older one. Especially the comments section which gets hidden when the page is resized to any portrait aspect ratio. I believe this is still being developed, so there’s no need to worry.