This method is no longer needed. Google rolled out the ‘new look YouTube’ to all users late 2012.

So you read our previous post on the new look YouTube design and want to get your mitts on it right now? We hear you..

An all-new YouTube

Trying out the new design is actually pretty simple, and you can get the fresher looking YouTube in under 30 seconds by following a few quick and simple steps:

Step 1

Open Chrome, and head to Once the page has fully loaded, and with Chrome in focus, hit Ctrl+Shift+J – Alt+Cmd+J in OS X – to bring up the console.

Step 2

Enter this line of code:


Step 3

Hit the enter key on your keyboard and refresh the page.

You should now be rocking the new YouTube design in all it’s Googlified glory!

Alternative Code

Commenter Farran Lee left an alternative code to use should you find that not every page of YouTube displays in the ‘new style’:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=jZNC3DCddAk; path=/;";window.location.reload();


Thanks to +Daniel Baines

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