Google is testing the new Material Design user interface for YouTube. Not everyone has access to the revamped UI at the moment, but only to a limited number of users. Google originally introduced the redesigned UI featuring a new design language in Android Lollipop in June 2014, at its annual I/O developer conference, followed by an official rollout towards the end of the year.
The latest UI changes for YouTube include a new search bar that is similar to Google's Android apps and several other web services. Besides, the upload button has been replaced with an icon and the slide-out menu has been redesigned significantly.
The design also shows Material Design's white space and rounded icons. The channel pages show a starker contrast. In the channel pages some buttons have been given a deep touch. Elements such as profile photo and horizontal browsing button are round. Overall, the pages look cleaner and smarter, without any confusion. The development was spotted by Android Police, which has also posted screenshots of the redesigned UI.
Should you be interested in trying out the Material Design feature in YouTube, below is a guide to help you provided you are using Chrome. The guide is posted by a Redditor named giorgiomarinel.