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Bring Back YouTube Old UI: Send Comments/Description to the Bottom

This guide will show you the steps to bring back the old YouTube UI layout wherein the comments and descriptions will be at the bottom. When it comes to its video streaming service, the Silicon Valley giant keeps testing new user interface changes at a regular interval. But as of now, it has further sped up this process and it concurrently testing out two different major redesigns concurrently. And as is its track record, both of these changes are not in sync with its user requirement.

Bring Back YouTube Old UI
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The first tweak makes the UI more compact, wherein it tends fit in the plethora of options under one small roof. As a result, the video description, likes, dislikes, clip, share, save, the overflow icon, the subscribe button, and the comments bar have all been smushed into one small section. Moreover, when you click on the comments bar, it will open that section at the right of the screen as opposed to the bottom. This tends to end up ruining the theater mode viewing experience as well.

Bring Back YouTube Old UI
Credits: YouTube – Proper Description

On the other hand, some users have received a slightly different UI change wherein the video description section is sent to the right of the screen. Both these changes are something that users didn’t ask for in the first place but are now left with no choice but to stick with this UI. Or is that really the case? Well, there does exist a nifty workaround through which you could bring back the old YouTube UI layout. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Follow along.

Bring Back YouTube Old UI: Send Comments/Description at the Bottom

  1. To begin with, install the TamperMonkey Script Manager in your browser.Bring Back YouTube Old UI
  2. Then head over to the GreasyFork website and click on Install this script next to YouTube Proper Description.Bring Back YouTube Old UI
  3. TamperMomkey will now open the script. Click on Install. Once installed, restart the browser. Bring Back YouTube Old UI
  4. Now open YouTube and you should see the old UI layout with the comments and description at the bottom.

    Bring Back YouTube Old UI
    Credits: YouTube – Proper Description

So were the steps to bring back the old YouTube UI layout. It’s never a good change to begin with, when a user has to rely on a third-party script to revert a change that has been intruduced by the developers. But that’s the way it is for now and we don’t see there being any changes either.

Bring Back YouTube Old UI

Moreover, if this feature is going through a testing phase, then a much better approach will be to carry out this test in a closed environment with only the beta testers as opposed to rolling it out for the stable users. Or if they had to include the general audiences for a mcuch larger sample unit, then you should have atleast given us a toggle to enable/disable this change. But unfortunately, that isn’t the case and a third-party script is our only dependency.

UPDATE: More users are receiving the new Youtube layout

At the time of initially writing this article [October 2022], this was an A/B testing going on in the backend, so only a handful of users were affected by it. However, it seems Google has now really picked up the pace as the reports of users being impacted by this unwanted UI tweak has increased drastically over the last couple of weeks. Fortunately, the aforementioned tweak would still help you bring back the old YouTube UI layout.

Bring Back YouTube Old UI


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