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Home sweet Homepage

By John Fisher

Software Engineer

Starting today, you might notice a button on asking if you want to check out an experimental homepage we’ve been working on. It’s an opt-in experiment, offering a homepage that has a real emphasis on a personalized video browsing and watching experience.

Some of the enhancements include:
  • Combined list - Merges your subscriptions, friend activity, and recommendations into one easier-to-scan list (and a “Subscription uploads” tab if you only want to see subscriptions)
  • Don’t miss a video - If a channel uploads 4 videos in a day, you’ll see all 4 - instead of just the latest video
  • Delete anything - Hover over any video you don’t want to watch and click ‘x’
  • Or just grey it out - Videos you’ve already watched will be grayed out - so even without deleting, you’ll know where you left off
  • Help me re-find stuff I just watched - Your homepage will include your recent likes and favorites so you can easily get back to them
  • Easy inbox - Links to your inbox (personal messages & comments) are front and center
  • Load much more - Watch older videos - all without leaving the homepage
You can see where these features are located by clicking the thumbnail of the page below:

To give it a try, just click this link. You can always revert back to the classic homepage by clicking on the “Back to classic homepage” link that you’ll see when you’re on the new homepage. We’re hoping to learn what works best for the YouTube community, and explore ways to make you feel right at home. Please tell us what you think through this feedback form.