In the ever-changing online world, YouTube decided to put some new ideas to the test. Experiment they did, and they’ve been testing out some new search features these past few weeks.
First, they changed the loading progress display. Therefore, when you click a video to view, a red progress bar will appear at the top while the video is loading. This will let you know when your video is about to be ready to watch.
Take a look at it in action:
Additionally, the video search query will remain in the search box as you enjoy the video.
Also, YouTube is now generating a list of other search suggestions when you click on the search box again after finishing whatever you initially were looking at. This is more than likely determined by what the title of the video you watched was.
To experience the new features for yourself, follow the instructions here.
In the midst of all of this testing, some users are seeing a strange warning message at the top of their page mentioning confidential searches. Huh?
Seeing a weird banner in your search results? No worries-fix in the works. Nothing juicy to see here!
— YouTube (@YouTube) May 9, 2013
What do you think of the YouTube experiments that are currently being tested? Can you think of anything else they should be testing out?
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