The logo consists of the black word "You" and a red rounded rectangle with the word "Tube" in it next to it. This logo is still being used on some other pages.
This modification of the YouTube logo was introduced in July 2011 as a part of the Cosmic Panda experiment. It officially became the new logo a few months later. It has the red square in a darker color this time. Also, starting in late November 2012, the slogan "Broadcast Yourself" was retired.
On December 19, 2013, the red rectangle was made lighter in color. Also, the word "You" was made more black and the shadow behind the word "Tube" was removed. This is still used as a secondary logo.
YouTube's logo went purely flat in October 2015 with the rise of its paid service YouTube Red. The flat design may have also been commenced to be in line with Google's Material Design design language.
- Main article: YouTube Yoodles
Like Google with their Doodles, YouTube changes their default logo to a stylized one with relevance to a certain date on various days throughout the year. These special logos are sometimes called Yoodles.