Google launched a brand new YouTube design almost a year before, but if you have been utilizing Edge, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox then you have probably wondered why YouTube is loading slowly. Mozilla app Manager Chris Peterson has emphasized the problem this week, and it isn’t your choice browser that is to blame. Google’s redesign depends on the obsolete shadow DOM API that is only employed in Chrome, which makes other browsers render YouTube 5 times slower. It is the most recent case of Google construction and tuning its services so that they work better or just work in the organization’s Chrome browser.

Google Meet, Allo, YouTube Television, Google Earth, and YouTube Studio Beta have blocked Microsoft Edge in the past, and Google Meet, Google Earth, and YouTube Television have also been obstructed if you use Firefox. Google even blocked its Google Maps service on Windows Mobile Phone years ago in an aggressive passive movement that it finally reversed. It is an ongoing problem that means Chrome is gradually turning into the following Internet Explorer 6. While YouTube still functions on non Chrome browsers, it frequently loads much slower while you wait around for the page components to fill. It is a daily issue that makes you think your connection to the internet is slow or your browser has been brokenup.

YouTube also encourages users to install and download Chrome with various pop-up notifications, and if you do then you will detect YouTube will load instantly. Google could upgrade YouTube to use Polymer 2.0 or 3.0 that both support the deprecated Application programming interface, but the firm has opted to stick to using Polymer 1.0 which was initially released in 2015. It is a strange decision, especially whenever you consider that Polymer is an open source JavaScript library that’s developed by Google Chrome engineers.

Luckily, there is a way to force YouTube straight back to the older redesign and prevent the slow loading problems on non browsers. Reverting back will mean you will lose the updated design and the dark style feature in YouTube, though. Mozilla Firefox users can download the YouTube classic extension to make the site load correctly, While Safari and Edge users will need to use a custom Tampermonkey user script to obtain the classic design.