Monday, November 21, 2011

Google: YouTube tests Guide – the new home page

As one of the experiments, YouTube uses a new home page that brings you an easier way to filter the videos from your subscriptions, social networks and your account from the homepage. YouTube calls the new homepage a guide as it recommends new channels. Moreover, you can have a special page that lets you browse the popular channels by category comprising a list of recommended channels.
The main feature of the new home page is that you can just click an option from the left sidebar and the corresponding videos are displayed without opening a new home page. Moreover, you can easily access the list of videos you liked or from your history. Make sure that you’re logging in to get the complete features of new YouTube.



If you wish to try the redesigned homepage and the updated interface of the video pages, edit the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie for youtube.com and use the following value: ST1Ti53r4fU. For example, in Google Chrome, go to YouTube's homepage, open the JavaScript console (Ctrl+Shift+J or Menu > Tools > JavaScript Console) and paste the following code:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=ST1Ti53r4fU";

Then press Enter, close the console and reload YouTube's homepage.
That’s it. Now, everything is done.


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