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Test YouTube experimental desktop features at YouTube New!

If you want to help shape the direction of YouTube, you can opt in and provide feedback about experimental desktop features at YouTube New. If no experiment is available, you may be able to sign up to participate in a research study.

The experiments are usually available for 2 weeks and "help determine the feature's future".

To try new features:
1. Sign in to your YouTube channel on desktop
2. Go to
3. For any experiment you want to try out, click the Join button
4. Try out the feature and send feedback, which you can do by clicking the Send Feedback button on the YouTube New page.

Currently you can try out a Persistent Miniplayer, available through July 8th.

It's not clear if this is in addition to or a replacement for YouTube TestTube (

Learn more in the YouTube Help Center: Test feature experiments at