Some accounts have a redesigned Material Design interface. How can I enable it for a specific account?

  • did you try Google yet? This is from May last year, but it could help. And desktop this year.
    – balexandre
    Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 0:50
  • I've already tried that. You need to sign out to do this and it doesn't seem to work. Commented Mar 28, 2017 at 0:37

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The new design is not tied to accounts, it's tied to cookies. You need to set either a specific parameter in the PREF cookie or set the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie to a specific value, but which value it is exactly changes all the time as YouTube is trying out new iterations.

If YouTube thinks your browser supports the new design, you can enable it on https://youtube.com/new.


At present, using the following URL will take you to the new design youtube.com/new.

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