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    I don't see this here, or anywhere, but Youtube is testing out a new layout design on random accounts and there is no way to opt out of the tests. There is little information on it that I can find other than a few reddit posts. This is currently happening to me too. Everything is all mixed up and it's hard to find anything.




     




    According to TeamYouTube_J on reddit:

     







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    TeamYouTube_J


    Community Manager1 point·19 days ago






    There's no official way to opt out, but this layout is an experiment that YouTube is testing out, and tests like this only run for a short period of time. The team working on the YouTube homepage is always running experiments to continue to improve the watch experience. They've seen this thread, but it'd also be super helpful if you submitted your thoughts (good/bad/ugly) through the official Send Feedback tool so that they can see what you think. Here are the steps for everyone just in case you've never used it: http://yt.be/help/feedback










     










     









    My take/experience with this layout: I hate this new layout. The old, or I guess normal layout that everyone else has, is easy to navigate and was constantly showing me new videos that I might have been interested in. The regular layout has things in a sort of order with categories. This new one that is being tested has everything mixed together without even letting me know that I have watched something already. Most of what is shown to me are videos that I have already watched. What's worse, the thumbnails are so zoomed in that only about 6-12 video thumbnails can be seen at any one time. I have an ultra wide screen monitor and when the screen is on half the screen, only 6 thumbnails are seen. When the browser takes the whole screen, only 8 and half of 4 are seen at any one time. As shown in my attached screen shots. Please note, I scrolled down to not see the ad on top of the page. The thumbnails just get bigger when you make the browser window bigger. Once this is set for you account, you get this new layout on every browser it looks like. I've tested it on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.




     




     








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