SOURCE: YouTube

June 19, 2008 09:00 ET

YouTube Homepage Gets Makeover With Personal Touch

Personalized Homepage Offers Enhanced Interaction and Navigation

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - YouTube™, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, today introduced Personalized Homepage. The customizable homepage features new interactive modules that can be moved around, removed and replaced, in order to create a more personal and comprehensive video discovery experience.

Alongside homepage regulars like Featured and Most Popular videos, the new homepage will include personalized recommendations (an algorithmically selected set of videos based on past views and favorites), the latest videos from subscriptions and an easier way to see what friends are uploading, favoriting and rating.

In addition, the new personalized homepage features a dashboard that includes stats about the user's Inbox and information about their videos. The new display also showcases stats such as total views, number of subscribers and more.

"YouTube users now have a simple answer to the question 'what should I watch today?' as the personalized homepage makes it easy to find the content and people they care about," said Hunter Walk, YouTube Product Director. "We're excited to give our community more tools to customize the world's largest video site to their tastes."

The YouTube Personalized Homepage was first tested in February on a group of users selected at random and was enhanced based upon feedback. YouTube users who are logged-out and visitors without accounts will not have access to the YouTube Personalized Homepage. The mobile YouTube experience will remain the same.

About YouTube

YouTube (www.youtube.com) is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Spencer Crooks
    YouTube Communications
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