YouTube is updating its cell apps with a couple of new options that ought to make viewing and controlling movies a bit simpler, with new gestures, up to date participant controls, and extra options.
The largest replace is a brand new gesture to allow or disable full-screen video: as a substitute of tapping the button (or rotating your cellphone), you’ll now have the ability to swipe up on the video window to enter full-screen and swipe all the way down to return again to the usual participant web page. (These gestures will solely work when swiping on the playback window itself — so that you don’t have to fret about getting it confused with the swipe gestures to exit functions on each iOS and Android.)
There are additionally a couple of new buttons on the video participant: there’s now a brand new closed-caption toggle that seems immediately on the overlay menu, together with the toggle to activate or off autoplay video. You too can faucet on the timestamp of a video to modify between viewing how a lot time has elapsed in a video and the way a lot time there’s left.
The up to date apps additionally characteristic an expanded model of the video chapters characteristic that YouTube has been creating over the previous few months. Now, there’s a brand new checklist view that reveals all of the chapters for the video, together with a preview thumbnail (kind of like a DVD menu).
Lastly, YouTube is including a brand new set of “instructed actions” — small prompts that may advocate that customers rotate their telephones (maybe utilizing that new full-screen gesture talked about earlier) or use a VR headset for a greater expertise watching a video. YouTube says that it’ll be engaged on including extra instructed actions sooner or later, too.