Youtube has been experimenting with a new YouTube homepage for some time now and today it has officially released a new more presonalized design.
Youtube removed some of the less-used modules such as "Videos Being
Watched Now" and also moved modules like "Spotlight" and "Featured
Videos" over to the right side. All of these changes were to make
room for a combined list of personally relevant videos made up of
recommendations for each user, his/her subscriptions activity, and
videos being shared by friends.
Here are some of the enhancements offered by the new homepage (logged
in users only):
* Increased focus on videos that matter to you (subscriptions,
friend's sharing, recommendations)
* You can easily filter your homepage to show only the latest
uploads from your subscriptions
* Don't miss anything; if a channel uploads four videos in a day,
you?ll see all four - instead of just the latest video
* Quick access to the inbox when you have new messages or
* Knows what you have seen (videos you've watched are grayed
* Remove any video (hover and click the "x" button)
"Although some of you might miss some features, we think this latest
version is a step in the right direction," the Youtube team said.
"It's simpler, more personal, and it makes it easier to follow and
watch the videos that are meaningful to you. So today we're rolling
out this new homepage for all logged in users worldwide."