Google has updated the web and app version of YouTube, allowing smartphone users to zoom in on videos to better see details. Smartphone users can also see which part of the video they want to watch using the video clip viewer more easily.
New Features She is part of a “simple change”. The pinch to zoomThe function works in a similar way to enlarging an image on a smartphone. Users choose which part of the video they want to enlarge and can move that frame. The video continues to play in the background. If users remove their fingers from the screen, the image will remain enlarged.
Parts finder can be called up by swiping up. Users then see some frames before and after the moment of playback and can better see which part of the video they want to watch. YouTube says this feature is useful for example in tutorials. The clip finder and pinch-to-zoom feature as offered by YouTube today are only available for iOS and Android and will be rolling out to users in the coming weeks.
The web, mobile, and TV versions of YouTube are also undergoing design changes. For example, YouTube adds a ambient effect, where the colors in the video continue to adjacent parts of the interface. This effect only works in YouTube dark mode. YouTube has also improved this dark mode by making dark colors darker. The Subscribe button has also been slightly modified and YouTube links now appear in video descriptions as buttons.