Google has developed a new look for the YouTube video service. This look, also known as Polymer, includes many enhancements, larger thumbnails, faster playlist access, button icons and more. But if you don't like it you can easily go back to the old style.
Key changes to YouTube's new Polymer style include:
- Preview thumbnails have high-resolution video
- There's a new feature called "Add to queue" to quickly create a video playlist.
- The ability to exclude a specific channel from the recommendations that appear on YouTube.
- Change buttons.
- New colors and bigger titles.
Polymer's new design is as follows:
While the old one is this:
If you don't like the change made to YouTube's design, let us know that Google provides a special parameter that can be added to the URL, making it easy to switch between classic and modern visual style of service.
To switch from one design to another do the following:
1. Open a browser of your choice, e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc. and visit YouTube using its regular URL https://www.youtube.com/
2. Now add? Disable_polymer = true at the end of the URL, that is, give the browser the address
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/?disable_polymer=true" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.youtube .com/?disable_polymer=true</a>
And you'll have the old, classic YouTube design.
3. Setting disable_polymer to false will reset the new drawing. That is, you should use the following URL:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/?disable_polymer=false" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.youtube .com/?disable_polymer=false</a>
The above only apply if Google has already turned to the new YouTube design. If you still see the old one for an inexplicable reason that only the developers of the company know, the links above will work the opposite. That is, with true you will see the new and false with the old !!!!!!
Extensions are available for Chromium-based browsers and for Mozilla Firefox. Keep in mind that the tricks mentioned in this post are available as long as Google retains the classic design. Sooner or later they will remove it, so it won't be so easy to change the look of YouTube.