YouTube made some major changes to their UX and UI. With the addition of a brand new logo, icon, and new desktop design, YouTube has once again evolved into an even better platform.
From the YouTube blog:
Over the last few months we've started releasing updates and will continue to throughout the rest of the year. When all is said and done, we'll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences.
Some of the other prominent updates include YouTube gestures, which allows videos to move with you. When you double tap on the left or right of a video, it will fast forward or rewind 10 seconds. Likewise, the ability to slow down or speed up videos has become available on mobile.
Yet, perhaps the best update to YouTube’s platform is the ability to watch any video in the best way possible. Meaning, that the YouTube player will “seamlessly change shape to match the video format you’re watching, such as vertical, square or horizontal.” A.K.A. No more black bars. Hallelujah!