YouTube has been around for more than a decade and has provided a platform for a number of people – and even animals – to become celebrities. According to Springnewsng, there are roughly 1.5 billion users who access the site every month, so it’s no surprise that there were a few people who noticed its logo had changed.
But it wasn’t some out-of-this-world change that would revolutionise the way you see the video site – they literally moved the red box from one side to the other.
The company has mentioned the update on its blog: “Designed for our multi-screen world, the updated Logo combines a cleaned up version of the YouTube wordmark and Icon, creating a more flexible design that works better across a variety of devices, even on the tiniest screens.
“Why’s it more flexible? When room is limited (say, on a smartphone) you can use the brightened up Icon as an abbreviated Logo, which will be seen more easily and read more clearly. You’ll see the new Logo and Icon roll out across mobile and desktop today, and across all our other apps and services soon.”
But there are some people on Twitter who would have preferred YouTube to have focused on fixing bugs, rather than cleaning up its logo.
Despite the changes that the site has made over the years, and there have been many, YouTube insists that its mission statement is still the same: “We’re here to give people a voice and show them the world – no matter what device they use.”
YouTube says it’s been working on a number of things, including a clean new design, library and account tabs, giving users the ability to slow down and speed up video playback as well as being able to browse videos while watching another.
You can also change the backdrop of the website to a ‘Dark Theme’ to give you a more ‘cinematic look’.
What do you think?