How to Get YouTube’s New Unreleased Layout in 3 Easy Steps

As you all probably know, YouTube has been slowly rolling out a new layout to a selected few individuals. I outlined 3 of the key changes last week that should benefit creators and viewers alike. NMR received a tip earlier today that pointed us to a blog post on how you can experience YouTube’s new layout for yourself. Check out the steps below:

1. Open YouTube.com in a new tab

2. Load your browser’s developer console:

  • Chrome – press Ctrl+Shift+J for Windows/Linux/ChromeOS or Command-Option-J for Mac
  • Firefox – press Ctrl+Shift+K for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-K for Mac
  • Opera – press Ctrl+Shift+I for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-I for Mac, then click “Console”
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  • Internet Explorer – press F12 and select the “Console” tab.

3. Paste the following code which changes a YouTube cookie:

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=jZNC3DCddAk; path=/; domain=.youtube.com”;window.location.reload();

4. Voila! You should now have YouTube’s new layout!

*If you want to go back to the standard UI, follow the same steps, but use the following code:

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=; path=/; domain=.youtube.com”;window.location.reload()