How to activate or return to the classic version of Youtube - Quick and easy

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YouTube is a very versatile platform, especially since it contains tools that allow you to do almost anything (like setting and setting a speed limit). In addition to its own tools, YouTube It allows also to third parties to make changes, which is why today you will see How to return to the classic version of YouTube?

And, although we are in an era where there is much more technology than before, fashion is truly vintage, as the feeling of nostalgia that exists for the past is very great. So, if you are one of those who like to watch 360 VR videos but with a chatty voice, this is your tutorial.



How to go back to the classic version of Youtube?

Now, to get right to the point and that you can go back to the classic version of Youtube as soon as possible, you must first keep in mind that this process it cannot be done within the application itself.

Prior to 2018, YouTube had an option within its configuration that allowed it to roll back to previous versions of the platform on PC, however this has been removed, leaving users with only the new interface.

But this does not mean that there is no way to bring YouTube back to the past, since if you have browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Chrome or Opera you can activate some extensions that will allow you to use the old format.

In the first browser called, Mozilla, is where this process is easiest, as all you have to do is go to its extension stores and enter “Youtube Classic” in its search engine.

This will show the extension e you just have to download it to be able to use it. Another way to get this extension is to simply enter your name in the Google search engine, as it should appear there first.



Install an extension in Chrome!

In case your browser is not Firefox, to return to the classic version of Youtube, you will need to download a different extension. There are many that you can find online, however among the best there is this "Youtube Classic extension" which you can find on Github.

Once you have it, you have to open the browser and press the three dot icon in the upper right corner, this will show a menu where you have to first press “More tools” and then “Extensions”.

Within this other section, you have to activate the "Developer mode" whose option is at the top right. Finally, click on "Package Extension" which should appear right there and choose the extension you downloaded.

If you have Opera, the process is similar, i.e. you need to download an extension from Google and then follow the Opera steps to activate the extensions.

Differences between one version and another

With the above, it was already more than clear how return to the classic version of YouTube, so now as an extra you will be explained what the difference is between the two versions (in case you enter here by accident).


Well, really, more than performance, the differences are totally visual (except in Firefox where some people have reported an improvement in performance).

With the extensions you recover the left menu, full of options (which are no longer there), as well to see the start buttons and trends, along with many more miniatures than the current ones.

It also changes the way videos are displayed, i.e. the play box. And in turn, the subscribe button that everyone loved so much returns. Finally there is a general aesthetic change (not of colors).


And voila, now that you know all this, you are ready to install your extension. But don't be alone, look for other tutorials to help you get the most out of this platform such as: How to speed up the review and monetization process?


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