YouTube rolling out progress bar that mustn't be always pink on Android

again in October, YouTube rolled out a large redesign throughout its cell apps and the internet. YouTube for Android is now testing a extra delicate video progress bar that isn’t pink on a daily basis. 

replace 12/30: extra of our Android devices and accounts, collectively with Incognito, are seeing this white progress bar. This stays particular to the darkish theme, and seems to be an try and current a much less distracting YouTube UI.

real 12/20: On one among our Android devices, YouTube’s progress bar — when you’re passively watching a video with darkish theme enabled — is white/grey rather than the customary pink. In these circumstances, YouTube additionally doesn’t be aware how a lot of a video has loaded.

Interacting with the scrubber or tapping to deliver up controls modifications it again to the earlier conduct, full with loading standing. This helps the UI fade away, which is one factor that YouTube has been working in direction of as seen with Ambient mode. 

exterior of the video participant, pink continues to be used inside the precept feed and in each place else, so the change is clearly focused on the watching expertise. As YouTube’s accent colour, pink is actually not going away.

in the meantime, the customary pink progress bar stays when using a lightweight theme on the identical system. It’s not clear if that’s the supposed conduct — with pink on white being much less distracting — or if that is solely an aspect of the A/B confirm. 

this alteration mustn’t be extensively rolled out, and solely reside on that one cellphone even throughout a quantity of system signal-ins.

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