YouTube is releasing new designs and modifications that make it easier for users to locate a specific section of a video they are looking for. These changes include pinch-to-zoom for everyone and precise seeking with a more usable preview. These changes are currently being implemented across the video platform.
With the new function, users can take advantage of zooming in on videos on YouTube using the same method as on images thanks to the new pinch-to-zoom. If this sounds familiar, it’s because YouTube began experimenting with the function in August with YouTube Premium users. Users will be able to fast-forward or rewind videos to a specific point thanks to the (finally) improved precision of seeking. YouTube will provide a frame-by-frame view as you scroll through a video, making it much simpler to locate and watch a specific segment.
Following weeks of testing, YouTube is also debuting a brand-new ambient mode that makes use of “dynamic colour sampling” to change the backdrop colour of the app in accordance with the colours of the video currently viewed. This function is becoming available to all users of dark themes on the web and mobile. By giving playlist videos the same aesthetic treatment, you won’t be as distracted by the background around the video you’re now watching.
Additionally, YouTube said it is making its dark mode even darker to enable colours actually pop on your screen regardless of the device you are viewing your videos from. Also, the site is redesigning its “subscribe” button and switching links in video descriptions to buttons.
The download, share, and like buttons have also been styled to minimize distractions, and the corners of the video thumbnails have been curved. With these modifications, Google’s Material You design updates, which have previously been implemented in a number of its products, including Gmail, Docs, and Calendar, is now consistent with how YouTube looks.