Google is bringing a total of five new functions and gestures to the YouTube video app to the YouTube mobile app. Among the novelties are some of the improvements most requested by users, according to itself.
The news was revealed by Google on its official blog, and is gradually coming to applications for Android and iOS mobile devices. Note that updates are gradually distributed through the PlayStore and App Store.
1. Gestures to activate full-screen mode on YouTube
As soon as the update reaches our devices, it will be possible to enter and exit full / full screen mode more simply. Just swipe up (swipe up) in any video that is playing on YouTube.
When this gesture is made, the video will rotate and will be shown in full screen, as shown above. To minimize the video in the app, just reverse the gesture, so swipe down (swipe down).
2. Enabling subtitles just got easier
Whereas until now the button to activate subtitles on YouTube was hidden in the video settings, or better, in the collapsible menu when playing content, it will now be simpler to activate this useful tool within the platform.
The Enable Subtitles option is now visible directly in the options menu, making it easier to get to and take advantage of it. In addition, we have a more careful design that improves navigation and gives more emphasis to this point.
3. Browse the video chapters on YouTube
Something already introduced in the desktop version (YouTube version) of YouTube is the option to organize the videos into chapters, or Video Chapters as stipulated by Google itself. This shows us all the chapters or sections of the video in question.
To facilitate this process, a prominent image or thumbnail of the video constantly updating as we drag the course. In this way, the user can find the content they are looking for more quickly.
4. Improvements to navigation on the YouTube app
Among the smaller caliber news, even more welcome we have more attention given to the browsing experience within the YouTube app. Now we will have suggestions presented by the app to, for example, rotate the phone and view the content in full screen, or experience the content in VR mode and explore virtual reality.
5. More uniform design in the app for Android and iOS
Finally, Google highlights the changes made to the entire graphical interface of the application. There are small changes in several aspects, animations and transitions between windows and menus to be presented on YouTube.
An example of this is the new aspect of the player and respective buttons, with an improved design and more care while a video is playing.
Google made it known that most of these new features will also arrive on the desktop version (for computers) and that further improvements are being finalized and will soon arrive on the platform.
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