According to reports, YouTube is gradually bringing some design tweaks to users. The video streaming platform has been spotted testing a redesigned “skip ad” button that appears when certain ads are shown to non-premium users. The service also rolled out rounded corners for video players. Once the changes are rolled out, the “Skip Ad” button will shrink in size, the report said. YouTube has previously been caught testing anti-ad-blocking measures for free users on the video streaming platform.
search engine land Report A YouTube spokesperson was quoted as revealing the details of the so-called “skip ad” button design change. The new “Skip Ad” button appears to be smaller than the existing one. Additionally, the new box is said to have a curved bezel with smaller letters, and the word “ads” is not capitalized.
The spokesperson also told the publication that the new changes are being introduced based on YouTube’s updated look that was released last year. According to reports, the redesigned button will appear on all platforms.
Another change being tested is the corners of the video player on YouTube’s website. Company Spokesperson Allison Toh comfirmed The Verge says changes discovered by the publication will be rolled out to all users.
With this change, the video player will display rounded corners, similar to the rounded corners we see in the mini-player and video suggestions. It’s worth noting that the new rounded corners only appear on standard-sized video players. At the same time, in theater mode, the video player will appear with sharp corners and fill the entire screen.
Earlier, Youtube was caught testing a mechanism using an ad blocker to prevent viewers from watching videos on the platform without watching ads. In order to play videos, they need to disable their settings. YouTube offers ad-free content only to YouTube Premium subscribers. In India, YouTube Premium is priced at Rs. 129 rupees a month. 1,290 a year.