The most significant change is pinch to zoom, which allows users to enlarge the playback screen to inspect specific aspects or components.
Pinch to Zoom on YouTube, similar to how you can enlarge Instagram photographs, will enable another option to engage with video material, which might be useful for more precise instructions - or simply to see if that's actually what you think it is in the background.
YouTube is also introducing more accurate searching to assist viewers in locating the exact moment in a video clip to which they need to skip.
|"Have you ever followed along to a tutorial on your phone, but needed to keep rewinding so you could master that one small step? Precise seeking helps solve this problem. Whether you're on desktop or your mobile device, simply drag or swipe up while seeking to display a row of thumbnails in the video player and you'll be able to make fine-tuned adjustments to get to the exact part in each video."
YouTube is also introducing some visual presentation upgrades, such as Ambient Mode, which offers a more aesthetically aligned watching experience.
|"Using dynamic color sampling, ambient mode introduces a subtle effect so the app background color adapts to match the video. We were inspired by the light that screens cast out in a darkened room and wanted to recreate the effect so viewers were drawn right into the content and the video takes an even greater focus on our watch page."