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This article was published on May 13, 2015

Did you notice YouTube’s new font?

Did you notice YouTube’s new font?
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Noticed anything new on YouTube today? The company has quietly changed its font from Arial to Roboto and it’s a stark difference once you notice it.

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Roboto is Google’s official font for Android and it’s now bubbled its way up to YouTube for all. The company was previously testing the change out with a limited group of users, but it appears to have rolled out for all today.

The font is ever so slightly lighter, so you might not have picked up on it immediately, but users on Reddit are divided over the change. Some commenters say its blurry or too light, while others can’t see it at all after the change

We’ve asked YouTube for a comment on Roboto’s new role and if it’s permanent. We’ll update this if we hear back.

Did you notice the new font? Do you love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments!

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