YouTube App Gets Upgraded With Gesture Controls and Playback Options

YouTube is really trying to emphasize the fact that users would want to use their app on mobile phones and it is trying to make the smartphone YouTube viewing experience much better than might have been the case otherwise by adding lots of new features to try and meet this end. Some of the new features that have been added to the mobile app are going to help improve the viewing experience by adding gesture based controls as well as new playback controls that users can take advantage of to get the best experience possible.

The most major upgrade that users will be getting is that they would be able to switch to full screen viewing by simply swiping up rather than having to tap the full screen icon. This can often be quite annoying since the icon is quite small and many users complain that they end up accidentally scrubbing to the end of the video if their finger misses the icon. This is a much simpler and more intuitive way of doing things and it will help make it easier for users to fully enjoy any video that they might be watching all in all.

If you are hard of hearing then you would need easy access to closed captions and YouTube is now going to be giving you a dedicated button for this sort of thing. All it would take is a swipe to turn captions on, thereby making it far easier for people who have hearing problems to get a good viewing experience out of YouTube.

Similarly, AutoPlay's blue button has been moved from below the video section to top of video overlay right next to the CC button.

Plenty of other features are being incorporated into the app as well, and for the most part these features are extremely useful especially when you take into account the fact that it is making YouTube a far more accessible app in every single way, shape or form.

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