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YouTube’s new channel format – boo!
YouTube tried to make everyone change their channels to their new format a few months ago and then at the last minute extended the deadline so they could work out some of the glitches. Well, now they’ve announced that the new deadline is coming up (September 30th for regular users and October 14th for partners) so soon everyone on YouTube will have their channel switch to what I think is a crappy layout.
Maybe I’m just not giving it a proper chance, or maybe I just don’t like fixing something that ain’t broke, but so far from what I’ve seen I still prefer the format they’ve had since the beginning. I like that when I click on someone’s video it takes me to the page with that video that has all of the comments and everything to do with that video. In the new format when you click on a video it just plays within that channel and you have to click again on the comments tab to see the comments, and scroll through a little area that just shows a few at a time. I guess their idea is that viewers won’t be directed away from the channel this way, but I just find it more confusing overall… and let’s face it, most people are already more confused than me when it comes to navigating around YouTube so we don’t need to add to that.
What do you think? Have you switched over your channel yet? What do you think of the new layout?
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