Yes, YouTube has a new UI. Yes, it's terrible

A screenshot of the new YouTube UI
(Image credit: Future)

If you've spent any time on YouTube over the last few days, you might have noticed that things look a little different. On desktop, it seems comments and video suggests have swapped places – an ostensibly simple change that, judging by the response online, is having a profound effect. And not in a good way. 

Where once video thumbnails appeared in a single, uniform column to the right of the video, they now sit in an enormous grid underneath the video. And when even a single YouTube thumbnail can be a bit full-on, an endlessly scrollable table of them can only be described as a sensory overload. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.