Some Android users are seeing a new YouTube interface, Hamburger menu is gone

The YouTube app for Android is going through a visual redesign, according to a report from Android Police. Before the end of the year the app for the famous video sharing website was updated to comply with the latest Material Design standards.

It looks like several users are seeing a new YouTube interface that was implemented server side and didn’t require an app update. The new interface ditches the hamburger menu and offers four main tabs for Home, Trending, Subscriptions and your account. A bottom bar is also featured, and lets users quickly  switch between different panes, depending on the currently main tab you’re on.


There’s been no official announcement on the matter, so it’s unclear whether the new interface is here to stay or it was rolled out just for testing purposes. Since in the current interface, the navigation drawer is rather crowded, the latest reorganization may prove to be a positive change.

Microsoft is also ditching the Hamburger menu from their upcoming preview build for Windows 10 Phone – at least according to the latest leaked screenshots. I can definitely live without the burger menu, as long as the GUI lets me easily access the settings and options, but in the case of the YouTube app, I can see how some users may have gotten accustomed with it, and regret its removal.

Did you get the newest YouTube interface? Let us know if you like it better than the old one in the comments section below!

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