Monday, May 2, 2016

YouTube tests a new interface with Material Design

Here's how you can enable the experiment, thanks to Techdows:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Qa1hUZu3gtk; path=/;";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.


  1. Great job! By the way, we have written a new article about difference between flat and material design. And could we add some your theses? Let me know what you think.

  2. The logo needs to be larger again, as some people can't read the new one.