[Update: Official response] YouTube logo font changed or replaced with a new one, leaves some users puzzled

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Original story (published on August 16, 2023) follows:

According to reports, the YouTube logo font has recently been changed or replaced with a new one to some people’s dismay.

Like any other platform, Google also unveils new features and updates as well as visually enticing elements on YouTube. This is done with the aim of enhancing the user experience as a whole.

However, sometimes a subset of users get dissatisfied with such modifications.


YouTube logo font change puzzling to some

In the ever-changing landscape of digital branding, even the slightest change can spark discussion and speculation among users.

And by looking at the reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), the same seems to be the case with the platform’s recent changes.

While navigating YouTube’s familiar interface on their mobile’s browser and app, users noticed a subtle yet significant alteration in the font of the company’s logo.

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The removal of the old typeface has understandably raised questions and eyebrows among the observant community (1,2,3,4,5,6).

People have questioned the need for introducing a font that is not calligraphic and suitable for those with dyslexia. Some individuals also think that this transformation might be temporary and has been done for some special event.

Upon closer examination, a few also noted that the logo is now accompanied by an intriguing text snippet. Notably, it only appears when hovering over the logo.

So basically I see this new YouTube font logo on my mobile web browser. Did anyone else see this font change on the YouTube logo? Why no one is talking about it 🤔.

The text reads ‘stroke of genius’, which offers no immediate clarity regarding its meaning or purpose. However, some are wondering whether the phrase has something to do with ‘Elon Musk’ or not.

Subscribers also claim that the new logo disappears from the tab if one refreshes it.

The fact that my first reaction was why is LIVIVJADEs name on YouTube 😭😭😭😭 The font is the same. @CorasEmpire

On the other hand, a section of users believes that the new font is better than the old one.

No official response

As of now, YouTube has not officially responded to the matter. But we are hopeful that they will address the users’ concerns soon.

Having said that, we will keep monitoring this topic and update this story as and when we come across new information.

Update 1 (August 17, 2023)

11:52 am (IST): YouTube has now responded to the recent logo change and said that they are celebrating calligraphy creators. Hence, they temporarily changed the logo in their honor.

glad you noticed! we’re celebrating calligraphy creators today, give the logo a click to see some community creations (Source)

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