YouTube: Get Back Old Interface

Whenever a popular website especially user services changes design layout, people start complaining. They either want old interface back or some demand an option to choose between old and new interface. Same is the case with YouTube. If you hate the new YouTube layout, here’s how to get back old interface.

There are many fake videos published on YouTube demonstrating trick to get back old YouTube layout published in 2012. But, here is the one 100% working. No need of Greasemonkey script or any kind of Javascript. Just a small code has to be added to the developer console and you get the old Youtube interface back instantly.

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Old YouTube Layout on Google Chrome

  1. Open youtube.com on Chrome browser
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+J to open console
  3. Enter the following code and press Enter: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=qDpUsBNO0FY; expires=Thu, 2 Aug 2020 20:47:11 UTC”
  4. Restart Browser.
  5. Open youtube.com and you should see old interface

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Old YouTube Layout on Firefox Browser

Process is similar to what we did in Chrome.

  1. Open youtube.com on Chrome browser
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+K to open console
  3. Enter the following code and press Enter: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=qDpUsBNO0FY; expires=Thu, 2 Aug 2020 20:47:11 UTC”
  4. Restart Browser.
  5. Open youtube.com and you should see old interface

I want current Interface back

If you decide to get back to normal youtube interface i.e. New one then, it is possible to undo the changes. Simply, delete the cookies of browser and restart. That’s it.

People resists and don’t want to change easily and that’s the reason for hate. Same happened with Digg and even Windows 8 but with the time, people get used to it and things settle down.

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Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. srinu smart says:

    Thanks mate. I’m trying all the possible ways to get back the old interface. This helped me.

  2. rakesh says:

    I was also wishing to turn out new interface into old but didn’t knew. Thanks Rohit.

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