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Here’s an early look at YouTube’s huge mobile redesign

YouTube Mobile Redesign

Just last week, YouTube sent out an email to content partners with an interesting tidbit: “Today, mobile represents over half of all watchtime and mobile revenue is up 200% in the last year.” Suffice it to say, mobile is a hugely important part of YouTube’s overall strategy.

That being the case, the popular video streaming site has a huge mobile redesign in the works, likely aimed to improve the user experience and keep viewers glued to their screens for as long as possible.

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Here’s what the new redesign will look like, as posted on Twitter by Nick Pomes:

As you can see, a new “trending” option is seemingly positioned as the cornerstone of the new mobile YouTube browsing experience.

Some more screenshots for your viewing enjoyment:

And another,

Interestingly, YouTube isn’t ignoring its desktop player. A report from a few days ago relays that YouTube is currently in the midst of testing a completely new video player for Desktop users.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.