1. WexfordGirl's Avatar
    Hi, recently noticed a funny logo or animation appearing whilst my YouTube videos are loading. I don't think i can post a picture to show, but I'll describe. It's a red and white striped bear shaped animation in the centre of the screen that morphs into several different animals. Sorry i can't describe it any better.
    03-11-2017 09:07 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome.

    That's a good description, though I don't know what it means.
    I'll ask around.
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    03-11-2017 09:35 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I just peeked at my own YouTube app and didn't see anything like that. Does it happen on all your videos?
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    03-11-2017 09:38 AM
  4. WexfordGirl's Avatar
    Yes it does! I'm worried it's malware that's infected my phone, am i paranoid? Anyway i can post a photo to the forum?
    03-11-2017 04:09 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    03-11-2017 04:10 PM
  6. WexfordGirl's Avatar
    Here's the screenshots
    Attached Thumbnails What is this weird symbol on my YouTube app?-screenshot_20170311-145856.png   What is this weird symbol on my YouTube app?-screenshot_20170311-145850.png  
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    03-11-2017 04:20 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    I'll share the image among the team members in the hope that someone will recognise it.
    03-11-2017 05:19 PM
  8. stealthdriva's Avatar
    Ive started to notice this too today and was also afraid of possible malware. the icons change from animal to animal
    Attached Thumbnails What is this weird symbol on my YouTube app?-screenshot_20170311-130011.jpg   What is this weird symbol on my YouTube app?-screenshot_20170311-130019.jpg  
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    03-11-2017 05:39 PM
  9. stealthdriva's Avatar
    Oh, and when I rolled back the app version (hit uninstall in google play) it went away. When I re-updated it, it came back so it seems it has something to do with the newest version of youtube app?
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    03-11-2017 05:50 PM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    Oh, and when I rolled back the app version (hit uninstall in google play) it went away. When I re-updated it, it came back so it seems it has something to do with the newest version of youtube app?
    Interesting. I'm on version 12.05.53. I've noticed nothing new on that.
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    03-11-2017 06:08 PM
  11. stealthdriva's Avatar
    Interesting. I'm on version 12.05.53. I've noticed nothing new on that.
    Im running the same, might just be coincidence, but I just downgraded/upgraded again to test and same thing: just the loading circle on the old version, and the weird red/white origami animals on newest...
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    03-11-2017 06:20 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    Those are new animations that replaced the spinning circle when loading a video on a slow connection. It seems to show up only when the video starts loading and not when buffering in the middle. There are different models, origami, castle, skipping rope ...

    What is this weird symbol on my YouTube app?-screenshot_20170312-012544.png
    03-11-2017 07:35 PM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    Those are new animations that replaced the spinning circle when loading a video on a slow connection. It seems to show up only when the video starts loading and not when buffering in the middle. There are different models, origami, castle, skipping rope ...

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    Very interesting! I was gonna​ that those images look "YouTube-ish"... An interesting new addition! Glad it's not anything bad.
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    03-11-2017 07:55 PM
  14. Javier P's Avatar
    Very interesting! I was gonna​ that those images look "YouTube-ish"... An interesting new addition! Glad it's not anything bad.
    Yeah, they look very "YouTube-ish" All white and red.
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    03-12-2017 05:47 AM
  15. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I guess I didn't see that due to when I tested the app, I was on my home wifi, and have a pretty fast speed. I usually don't need to wait for a video to load. Due to a data limit set by AT&T, I try not to watch videos when away from home.
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    03-12-2017 09:09 AM
  16. WexfordGirl's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for your help! Such a welcoming and positive forum. I'm inclined to think it is a new YouTube update, as the Colorado scheme suits, but the morphing origami animals are abit weird! Many thanks, peace and good vibes
    03-12-2017 04:20 PM

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