Of course, keep in mind that our beta is very early. Things may change, or break, and we haven't finished building all the bells and whistles yet. For example, many of the editing functions aren't available yet, so you can't currently customize the order and selection of videos that show up on your channel (or choose which video is featured). And we'll probably tweak some of the UI as we go.
So why are we showing this before it's finished? Because we want you to be a part of it! If you're here, you probably care about what we build and what your channel looks like, and we want you to be involved along the way.
We'll use this blog to regularly communicate our latest channel beta launches, fixes, and releases - in other words, our release notes. And we'd like to hear your feedback in the comments section.
Why are we releasing new versions of channels in the first place? Well, here are a few reasons:
- A better channel experience for your visitors - folks can browse through and watch your uploads, favorites, and playlists without needing to leave your channel
- Help you enrich your channel - we'll help you customize and design your channel (and the videos on it) without ever leaving the page - and we'll give you some default themes to start with
- A design refresh - yes, our corners are now rounded in many browsers, saving valuable pixels
Enjoy the beta!
From the YouTube channels team,
-Nick, Michael, Gunthar, David, Holly, James, and Brian