Channel pages are also going under the knife. The recommendation bar that used to live on the right side of the page has been hidden so that the video lists now stretch across the full width of the page. The header section will also span the breadth of the window with a more prominent channel icon and subscription button.
But don't get too excited, this will initially be a very limited release. YouTube is just looking for feedback on the new design at this point and expects to further tweak the experience before releasing it to the general user population. "It's still early and there are still things that need to be done but we do want to hear [the users'] feedback," Gilbert explained. If you want to take a look at the redesign for yourself, head over to youtube.com/new.