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Check out Cosmic Panda, a new experimental experience for videos, playlists and channels

By Noam Lovinsky

Product Manager

With nearly 8 years of video uploaded and 3 billion views logged every day on YouTube, it’s clear you like to watch and share YouTube videos. While you’re watching your favorite or new videos, we at the ‘Tube are obsessing night and day over how those videos are presented. Our team is constantly experimenting, tweaking and playing with new ways to make your experience exactly what you’re looking for.

Today, we’d like to invite you to play along with us by participating in one of our latest TestTube experiments: Cosmic Panda. To take this experiment for a test drive go to http://www.youtube.com/cosmicpanda and click “Try it out!”


Once you're in the experiment, much of YouTube will look different, including videos, playlists and channels.

Here’s what browsing a channel in the experiment looks like

And here’s what the playlist viewing experience looks like in the experiment:

We’re eager to hear your feedback as it’s a great chance for us to incorporate your ideas into future designs for YouTube. To give us your thoughts, click on the blue flag on the left hand side of the page labeled “Feedback.” We'll be making changes to the experiment regularly, so check back to see if some of your suggestions have made it onto the site or to give us more feedback on the latest updates. You can go back to the older design by returning to Cosmic Panda and selecting to go back to the “older version.” For YouTube Partners, we're especially excited to hear your feedback, so stay engaged throughout these experiments!

We look forward to seeing your feedback and hope you enjoy hanging out with our Cosmic Panda.