Try YouTube’s New Experimental Design ‘Cosmic Panda’

Certainly, entire Google team is on steroids – They first rolled out a fresh new design for Google Search, new light and spacious theme for Gmail, followed by the launch of its own social network “Google+“. Now, Google who owns the most popular video sharing site “YouTube“, has rolled out a completely new redesigned interface for YouTube, currently in experimental mode.

Cosmic Panda, the latest TestTube experiment from YouTube team offers a different look and a new experience for Videos, Playlists, and Channels at YouTube. One can easily switch to YouTube’s new design and have a taste of it. To try new experiment, just go to and click “Try it out!”. You can go back to the older design by visiting Cosmic Panda webpage and selecting to go back to the “older version.”

youtube new cosmic panda design

The New YouTube test design looks elegant and is more of black-grey, that seems to direct major focus on the played video. The thumbnails of suggested videos in sidebar has gone bigger and the overall interface looks neat. A video size option has been added that lets you watch a video in 3 different sizes – standard, medium and large. Furthermore, you will see a ‘Pop out’ option on right-clicking the video that opens just the video in a new window on browser. There is a blue “Feedback” button on left side of webpage which you can use to share thoughts and give your suggestions, so they can improvise it in future updates.

Do check out YouTube’s cool new design now and share your views below.

via [Official YouTube Blog]


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

3 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    Sleek. I like the look, though I miss the video thumbnails on the right when you visit a channel. It made for a lot easier navigation. Now we have an additional window/click to deal with? Not as great. 😛

  2. This design seems impressive however I do not like black color for text materials it is OK if it limited to videos and pictures.

  1. November 21, 2011

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