You can now zoom in or out while watching YouTube videos

San Francisco: YouTube announced that it was rolling out new design elements and product features, including zoom in and out options for videos, to improve user experience on the platform.

The Google-owned streaming platform will allow users to zoom in and out of a video on their iOS or Android devices.

“Starting today, we’re rolling out a new look and several features that provide a more modern and immersive viewing experience while improving the way users watch videos. But don’t worry, the same YouTube you know and love is always at the heart of our business,” the company said in a blog post.

Using dynamic color sampling, Ambient Mode introduces a subtle effect, so the app’s background color matches the video.

He was inspired by the light the screens cast in a dark room and wanted to recreate the effect so that viewers were drawn directly into the content and the video focused even more on our watch page.

This feature will be available on web and mobile in a dark theme.

YouTube links in video descriptions will turn into buttons, and frequent actions, such as like, share and download, are now formatted to minimize distractions.

The subscribe button also gets a rework: the new shape and high contrast make it stand out, and although it’s no longer red, it’s easier to find and much more accessible to everyone on read pages and channel pages, the company said. .

Raymond T. Helms