YouTube changes its mobile apps with some new features that should make it easier to view and control videos.
Its users watch more than 1 billion hours of video.
Streaming revenue last year rose to $ 11.4 billion, an increase of 22.9 percent.
More than 1.9 billion users log into Youtube each month. These users view more than 1 billion hours of video. These figures demonstrate only part of the power of the platform.
But maintaining these figures is not an easy task, especially with competitors such as TikTok, which is sweeping hours of video and attention from all platforms. That’s why YouTube is updating its mobile apps with some new features that should make it easier to view and control videos, updated player, and additional features. Get your headphones for changes.
The biggest change is in the option to enable or disable full screen video: instead of tapping the button (or turning the phone), you will now be able to slide up in the video window to enter full screen and slide down to return to the standard player page.
There are some new buttons on the video player too – there’s now a new subtitle switch that appears directly in the overlay menu, along with the switch to turn autoplay video on or off. In the same vein, you can touch the timestamp of a video to switch between seeing how much time has elapsed in a video and how much time is left.
The updated apps also feature an expanded version of the video chapters feature that the platform has been developing for the past few months. Now, there is a new list view that shows all the chapters of the video, including a thumbnail preview.
Lastly, YouTube is adding a new set of “suggested actions” – little prompts that will recommend that users turn their phones or use a virtual reality headset for a better experience when watching a video.
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