Youtube = One step forward, five steps back.
Over the next several days, all Youtube channels will be forced to make the switch to the “new design”.
Made the switch on my channels today, and I’m really not liking the new format.
Screenshot below shows two different views of my same dutchsinse channel — one view for subscribers — one view for the general public:
Lame. Now we have TWO different views to manage…. both missing basic youtube functions like a main video on your main page.. WTH?
To top it off, the people who ARE subscribed no longer see a playing recommended video up top… now the COMPUTER selects “what to watch next”.. for instance, on my channel the Youtube computer is putting up a recommended video from May 24th .. on today.. June 3rd… I have uploaded other MORE RECENT videos which are being skipped!
Also, the new “popular channels” that Youtube AUTOMATICALLY SELECTS , appears on the right hand side of the page… nothing but mindless zombie channels… total drone channels.
Finally, the favorites cannot be displayed on your main page , just a tab at the bottom with an old thumbnail that isn’t even current. Only thumbs up are now allowed to be in a playable playlist on your main page !
This means the days of favoriting up someones video and having it appear in your favorites playlist on your main page, this can no longer be done. Now you have to create a NEW favorites playlist.. which only allows maximum 200 videos (instead of the 5,000 videos allowed in the original favorites).
All in all, its a major downgrade, and I haven’t even touched on the LACK of graphics, and the LACK of having a background image — now its just plain white with a header up top.