YouTube's major redesign brings the service's first logo change

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YouTube bundled together a bunch of big changes to its look and feel in a release today.

The redesigned desktop site is now available to all the users around the world. Not only has YouTube received a new logo but its new Material Design interface is now live for all users across the globe. Also on tap is a "clean new design" for the app, a gesture that will let you easily jump between videos with a simple swipe, and more. More features are in development as well.

Some of the main changes are the way YouTube is now joined up instead of being separated by white and black text colour. As you can see, these below-attached pics describe the different logos of YouTube. Users of the mobile YouTube app will also be able to speed up or slow down the playback of a video with this new update, as they already can on the desktop. Soon, the YouTube player will seamlessly change shape to match the video format you're watching, such as vertical, square or horizontal. "When all is said and done, we'll bring a new level of functionality and a more consistent look across our desktop and mobile experiences". Vertical videos will have no black bars on the sides, just pure video viewing.

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Recent YouTube mobile updates have added features such as the ability to quickly go back or go forward 10 seconds in a clip by double tapping on the video. A new feature also showcases a row of suggested videos while you're watching something in full screen. Even the YouTube logo is getting a bit of a revamp, with a red and white play button in front of the name.

Google said this about the new logo - "a cleaned up version of the YouTube wordmark and icon - was created to be more flexible across devices of varying screen sizes".

Anyway, this is a great move by the tech giant.