Do more without leaving the full screen experience.
what you need to know
- YouTube has introduced a redesigned full-screen video UI for its mobile app.
- The UI supports actions such as liking a video, adding to a playlist, or commenting.
- The new UI should roll out to Android users now.
YouTube is making long overdue changes to its mobile app’s full-screen UI, giving users new options without having to minimize videos.
9to5Google spotted the change and moved from a very simple full-screen experience to a more dynamic one. This includes video options to like, dislike, send, comment or add to a playlist. There is also a way to bring up the related video in the bottom right corner of the screen.
You’ll also notice the three-dot menu has been replaced by a more prominent settings gear.
The new UI makes watching full-screen videos less tedious, allowing you to do a lot of things you would normally do when viewing from a portrait mode view.
It also makes better use of the new floating full-screen comments UI coming in 2021, making it easier to pull up comments without leaving the full-screen experience.
The new UI seems to be rolling out widely on the best Android phones, so you can jump into the app and start really enjoying full-screen video. That said, it doesn’t seem to be available on iOS devices yet.
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