YouTube Refresh Reportedly Replaces Library Tab With “You” Icon





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YouTube is testing a redesign that renames the Library page as “You,” according to 9to5 Google. Where your profile avatar was once in the upper right corner, the video sharing platform is testing moving it to the bottom right, like Instagram. 9to5 Google said the potential new tab “combines the functionality of the previous account menu and Library.”

According to screenshots in the report, when you tap the You icon, your channel information will appear first, followed by the Switch ACcount, Google Account and Turn on Incognito buttons, and the History and Playlists carousels. Below that Your Videos, Downloads, Your Clips, Your Movies, Your Premium Benefits, Time Watched, and Help & Feedback are listed.

YouTube announced plans for a redesign last year and has been testing a number of changes over the last year. If YouTube rolls the “You” tab out widely, it could provide a more streamlined app experience.

In August, YouTube confirmed it was trialing a smaller, less visible “Skip Ads” button and rounded edges on the main video player.

“We’re testing an update to the design of the ‘Skip Ads’ button across all platforms,” a YouTube spokesperson said at the time. “Our goal is to provide a more consistent user experience in line with the updated look and feel on YouTube we announced last year.”

The video sharing app knuckled down on blocking ad-blockers and plans to start showing 30-second unskippable ads. There have also been reports that YouTube Music is rolling out a redesigned “Now Playing” interface for Android and iOS with a comments section as well as updates to YouTube TV’s Library and DVR features.

YouTube wasn’t immediately available for comment.

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