YouTube Gets a Makeover

YouTube is getting some serious design changes. So far the changes have only been rolled out to a small subset of users for testing, but The Next Web was among the lucky ones and gave us a sneak peek.

Assuming test users like the new features, you will soon be seeing the following changes to YouTube:

  • Google+ integration shows off YouTube content your Circles have shared to Google+, letting you surf user-recommended videos from people you care about
  • New left-column dashboard sorts your Subscriptions into easily clickable sections, including featured videos and recommended content categories
  • The "fullscreen" button in YouTube videos will receive a more user-friendly update, giving viewers the option to shrink, expand of fullscreen the video
  • Homepage content will be displayed in a single column to allow for larger preview images for videos

Below is a screenshot of the new homepage so you can get your YouTube facelift fix before the changes are are in effect for everyone. What do you think of the new design?