- Google has given its YouTube app a refreshed look.
- YouTube now includes new exciting features across devices.
- New features include revamped YouTube Logo and YouTube Icon, vertical video support, slow down and speed up feature, and more. Read on.
If you are a solid YouTube fan, this news will definitely put a smile on your face: The app is now getting a new look “that works for you.”
YouTube now comes with a new logo and icon plus a slew of other nifty features, including one that will let you watch vertical videos without black bars on the sides, a feature that will allow you to get a glimpse of suggested videos while you are watching in full screen, and more.
New YouTube Logo and YouTube Icon
What’s most noticeable is that Google has given its YouTube logo and icon a makeover. The updated logo and icon now create “a more flexible design” that work better across different devices (yes, even if your device has a tiny screen).
Google has already begun rolling out its new YouTube Logo and Icon across desktop and mobile devices.
Slow Down and Speed Up
YouTube is also introducing a new feature that lets users of its mobile app slow down and speed up the playback of a video. This way, says Google, users can now enjoy a wide array of videos “at whatever speed they prefer.”
Vertical Video Support
In an effort to give its users “the best viewing experience,” YouTube adds in another new feature that allows anyone to watch “vertical videos with no black bars” on its sides.
Watch suggested videos while watching in full screen
That’s not all YouTube is putting on the table. It also introduces a new functionality that lets you discover suggested videos while you are watching. YouTube is also cooking another upcoming feature that will allow users to browse videos through the “area below the player.”
Meanwhile, Google says it will soon experiment on a feature that allows users to jump between videos through a “swipe of your hand” to watch the next video and the previous one. It says, it will be launched “in the coming months.”
In any case, these few changes on YouTube is a welcome treat to all users out there.
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