Until now, if you saw a YouTube video you liked embedded in a website, you had to click through the video to the YouTube page in order to subscribe to that channel. It’s a first world problem for sure. Well, problem solved. Now, YouTube is making it a little easier for viewers to see the videos they want (and for channel operators to get more subscribers). From now on YouTube embeds will have a “Subscribe” button.
This move will certainly up the subscriber count for many Youtube users, no question and that means more money for monetized channels and ultimately more revenue for Youtube. The new embed design, which also includes a subtle minimalist take on the earlier version, seems to impact the thumbnail design in some cases, which is causing problems for creators, but that will likely be fixed soon.
This is because the new overlay at the top can cover details of a thumbnail. Though it seems like a minor thing, thumbnails are an important marketing tool that creators use when publishing and sharing their videos. Having to design around a new overlay is an additional step that many creators, editors, and freelance thumbnail designers will have to take into consideration if it isn’t fixed.
Source The Verge
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