How to get the New YouTube Interface, Carousel

YouTube is yet again experimenting with a new interface which seems to be more oriented towards increasing the video consumption and giving users more video than distractions.  This new experiment is being termed as Carousel which means “A rotating machine or device, in particular a conveyor system at an airport from which arriving passengers collect their luggage.” So it seems YouTube wants to deliver you videos and less distraction and the one you like.

First How to Get it ?

You need to change the cookie settings in your browser using the developer tool by using the below mentioned code :

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=eKxEWQ3xcc8; path=/;";window.location.reload();

This can be changed for Chrome using the JavaScript console (Ctrl+Shift+J ), Firefox using the Web Console ( (Ctrl+Shift+K), IE using the Developer Tool ( F12 > Console ).

So whats so new about this ?

YouTube Carousel

It seems pretty obvious that YouTube is experimenting with a different layout to find what can be the best user experience. So once you have this enabled, you will notice that :

The Black Sidebar on the left has been removed, and all you get to see is Thumbnails for the videos arranged in a grid format.

Now if,  you are wondering where those categories of the left sidebar is gone, then you need to look bit closer. The grid layout masterfully is arranged according to category with variations in number of videos from each.  So this is how the grid looks like :

  • Top Section : Recommended for you, Most Popular, News & Music.
  • Right below this the first thing, you see is the Signin Options and right next to it, starts the thumbnails of videos with category listed on top of each.
  • Another thing to notice here, is that for each category, there is a button which says More Like This.
  • The Grid view has less of description details from the video page and only shows the channel name and view count.

Also, remember this is just one page , so as long as you are here, you get to see it, but if you signin or change the URL, it gets back to normal. Thanks Alex




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