YouTube's Fans Don't Like New Home Page, Change May Come Soon

Jan 31, 2011 • 8:08 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

YouTube introduced a new home page a couple weeks ago and as with any change to a site used by millions, not everyone is going to love the changes.

I summarized the large changes Google made to the YouTube home page over here but more changes are coming. These changes are designed to try to appease some of YouTube's most loyal fans.

Liz from the YouTube team said in a YouTube Help thread:

We've been listening over the past week, and it's clear that some of you don't like the new homepage. We see that it can get a bit noisy if you've got a lot of subscriptions. Yesterday we added the new "Recommendations"' tab, and we've got more ideas in the pipeline to make this experience better.

See below for some quick and easy tips on what you can do right now.

Change is never easy, and we'll use your feedback to help YouTube improve in the weeks to come. But we know we're on to something, and the new homepage is here to stay. Give it a chance, and find out why millions of users opted in and stuck with it.

So what is changing?

1. I can't easily find my Recommended Videos, or I'm only interested/not interested in Recommended Videos.

We're working on improving the way content is presented on your homepage, including the recent addition of a Recommended tab. This will allow you easy access to recommended content.

And, if you prefer to see only new uploads from your subscribed channels, you can click the Subscriptions button.

2. I'm don’t want to see activity from all my friends. I'm not interested in what videos Joe has favorited.

The Subscriptions button will narrow down your homepage to only uploaded videos from your subscriptions. If you don't want to filter down to just subscription uploads, we're also working on an ability for you to say “Don't show me likes/favorites/bulletins” from people that are too noisy.

3. Why do I have to float my cursor over a video to see the X button and delete the video from my feed?

We're working on ways to make this easier. No one wants to see a page full of Xs, but we realize it's not easy to delete large quantities of videos this way. We're on it.

4. Where's my inbox?

Your inbox will now only appear on the homepage if you have new personal messages or comments. You'll see these right under your username on the grey bar with the All activity and Subscriptions options.

And, as before, you can also access your inbox by clicking your username in the top-right corner of the screen and selecting Inbox.

5. I don't want everyone to see my activity!

All activity sharing is under your control. To limit what activities your friends and subscribers can see, visit the Activity sharing section of your Account Settings, accessed by clicking your username in the top-right corner of the page and selecting Account. Here's the URL: youtube.com/account?feature=mhum#sharing/activity

Those are the changes or non-changes you can expect.

Forum discussion at YouTube Help.

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Comments:

monica stevenson

09/22/2011 10:42 am

I AM VERY, VERY VERY SAD BECAUSE I AM TRYING FOR DAYS TO GET ON THE YOUTUBE SITE WITH MY USERNAME AND PASSWORD I HAD AT THE TIME BEFORE YOU ALL AT YOUTUBE CHANGE THE HOMEPAGE.  YOU ARE NOT LETTING ME IN.  SO I TRY A NEW PASSWORD YOU ALL SENT ME THROUGH MY EMAIL AS WELL AS USE MY USEERNAME I HAD BEFORE AND AS WELL AS USE MY EMAIL ADDRESS.  STILL, YOU WILL NOT LET ME ON THE SITE.  WHAT AM I TO DO?  IT'S YOU ALL NOW.  PLEASSE IT YOU WILL, EMAIL ME SOME SUGGUESTIONS OR IS IT SOMETHING I FAIL TO DO TO GO BACK ON YOUTUBE 'S  SITE.   HELP!!   I MISS YOUTUBE!!!   HERE'S MY EMAIL ADDRESS AGAIN IF THIS WILL HELP-mparham52@comcast.net                             THANK YOU

Sue

12/10/2011 06:50 pm

Does anyone on here know how to make a polaroid mp3 2gb PMP80-bk ....I cannot get it to accept any music down load ; I am looking for free downloads...yes it was a cheap one for spending a lot of money at Office Depot...I think it must be trash.  Sue in Michigan.

centaur68

01/14/2012 01:42 am

This New Page Sucks!!!!! I can't get to my page see my videos and download more or listen to more music CHANGE IT BACK!!!!!

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