A redesign of the description section on the Web is being reportedly thought of by YouTube. With this redesigning, comments, video view count, publish date, and video description will get way more attention and focus than it does now. As of now, the design allows the description to be shown under the YouTube channel name. With the redesigning, the location will change and will then show up right below the video title. This is not the only change that YouTube is going for with the redesigning and will be testing for more changes with the aim to put more focus on user comments. To date, there is no such report that clarifies when these changes will go live for all Web users.
There is other information that is available on this new update. The view counts and the publish date are now expected to show up right below the video title and are much bolder than before. The video description will be following right next to the publish date and will be demanding more compact text than before. However, the artist will have more than just this option. If the video description is too long, the new design will make it look quite cramped and if it spills to the second line, a ‘Show More’ option appears. The option to add links might prove to be difficult with this redesign.
Coming to the buttons that YouTube provides, such as the like, unlike, share, and save, will now appear next to the video description, depending on the size of the window. Other information like the channel name resides below the view count in a faintly outlined box. Right next to it is the comments count and top comment, both highlighted in separate boxes.
Again the channel name will be the option to add a new comment, followed by other less popular comments posted underneath the video. This description redesign for YouTube Web users is in the testing phase and is only showing up for a few random users. It should be noted that there is no such certainty that this design will be rolled out commercially and Google may just scrap it in the development process itself. The design is also rather unclear and congested, and Google may fine-tune it a lot before deciding to roll it out for all users.