YouTube Redesigns Their Homepage Feed Design, Adds New Features & ‘Highlights’ View

Noticed something different on your YouTube homepage lately? That’s because the video-sharing site has updated the way you get updates from the channels you’ve subscribed to and more.

Some of the updated features this time around include larger thumbnails and a description of the video on your feed.

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Users can also control what updates they see on their feed. For instance, if a YouTube channel has way too may comments and information on the feed, users can either hide the activity or get only video upload updates. In addition, videos you’ve previously watched are now added on the feed.

Screen shot 2012 07 27 at 7.57.10 PM YouTube Redesigns Their Homepage Feed Design, Adds New Features & Highlights ViewOne way that could help creators get more exposure is the new Highlights view, where users get a diverse set of creators’ latest uploads.

Kurt Wilms, YouTube’s product manager, said on the Creator Blog, “The Highlights view, which is currently the default view of activity on the homepage feed, is designed to ensure that a diverse set of creators appear in a viewer’s feed based on their subscriptions. Some creators publish videos once per week, while others publish many videos every day. Highlights views helps ensure that prolific creators don’t crowd out more occasional publishers in your homepage feed.”

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With this new update, creators and users have the chance to know more about what new videos they’re about to view before clicking play. YouTube’s updated features ensures that each of your subscribers get featured equally and that creators will likely see an increased number of views for their latest videos.

 

What do you think of these new changes?

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