YouTube has begun using a new logo for its apps and social networking accounts.
Last Friday, the video service quietly updated its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages with a new profile picture showing a vastly redesigned logo (see the full logo below.) Earlier that week, YouTube released an update to its mobile apps, which also featured the new logo as the app icon.
Is YouTube Finally Changing Its Logo?
YouTube has never changed the basic format of the logo, other than to make some minimal cosmetic updates. That said, it’s unclear whether YouTube has officially abandoned its old logo for good, as it still shows on YouTube’s website.
YouTube did not immediately respond to our request for comment.
For comparison, here’s how YouTube’s logo looked on the site shortly after it launched in early 2005, courtesy of the Internet Archives:
And here’s the logo as it currently appears on the website:
Do you think the new logo is an improvement? Share in the comments.
UPDATE: YouTube says it is not abandoning the old logo.
“Our main logo is a core part of YouTube and is not going away,” a rep told Mashable in a statement. “We are increasingly using our play button for apps and icons.”
Original Post: Mashable