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YouTube redesign, you say? It’s true. The video-hosting website has undergone a major facelift that it’s currently trialling among developers. If you want to experience the clean new look yourself, all you need do is follow our simple instructions.

First off, you’ll need Google Chrome – at this stage YouTube’s new look is only available on its parent company’s browser, as you might expect. Got Chrome? Navigate to www.youtube.com and do the following.

  • Click View > Developer > JavaScript Console
  • The console should enter at the bottom of the screen
  • Paste this into the console: document.cookie = “VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE = ST1Ti53r4fU”
  • Press enter
  • Reload YouTube
  • Close the console

As you should be able to see from our gallery, it’s a fairly easy process to coerce YouTube into its new look. The redesign integrates social sharing with Facebook and Google+, as well as generally tightening up the look to fit more in line with Google’s recent aesthetic shift.

Let us know what you think of the new look YouTube below.

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