YouTube updates app with new gestures and controls on videos | Applications and Software

YouTube highlighted on Monday (28) some of the changes it has made to improve the experience in your application. The platform focused on new gestures and controls offered when watching a video, such as changes to display the player in full screen and to enable subtitles when they are available.

YouTube allows gesture to activate full screen (Image: Disclosure / YouTube)

Today, after choosing a video on YouTube, it is possible to leave it in full screen by touching the icon in the lower right corner or leaving the phone in a horizontal position. With the changes in the application, if the phone is vertical, it will also be possible to activate the full screen by swiping the video upwards. To disable it, simply drag the video down, a gesture that has been available for a longer time.

YouTube updates player controls (Image: Disclosure / YouTube)

YouTube updates player controls (Image: Disclosure / YouTube)

The YouTube player also highlighted two features, which will have their icons displayed alongside the option to cast to another device. One of them is the subtitles that, until then, was in the menu presented when selecting the three dots icon in the upper right corner. The other is the automatic playback that appeared at the beginning of the list of related videos.

YouTube highlights autoplay feature (Image: Disclosure / YouTube)

YouTube highlights autoplay feature (Image: Disclosure / YouTube)

Another change in the application is the one that offers a larger area for video chapters. The option, launched in May 2020, to facilitate navigation in long videos has been expanded. Items can now also be displayed in a list format, which indicates the name and thumbnail of each snippet.

YouTube highlighted other changes that are already available in the application. Among them, is the one that suggests actions to the user, such as rotating the player or showing a video in virtual reality. The platform also allows you to tap on the player’s counter and change the information between how much time has passed the video and the countdown for it to end.

With information: The Verge.

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