Well, after years now, YouTube is rolling out a new update on the mobile app in terms of its native video player. This fullscreen video player which we have been used to for a long long time is finally getting some much required revamp in 2022.
The new update for both Android and iOS will bring this new interface when you will play a video using the fullscreen video player via the app. Now you will see the like or dislike button at the bottom along with an option to quickly view comments, and share what you are watching easily.
The comment feature is quite handy because now you do not have to tap on the comment section while in portrait mode for YouTube to show the comments, now, you just have to tap on the dedicated comment button from below and those come up easily.
Previously if you had to watch a relatable video you had to do swipe-up gesture but there’s now a “more videos” section at the right hand corner. The UI looks to resemble of multiple cards stacked up using the featured image of the videos and has this 3D effect, now when you tap on it there will be multiple suggested videos coming up as it used to be.
If you remember previously the like, dislike, share and save buttons used to come with you when you did the swipe up gesture, but now you can do so while watching the YouTube video easily. This new update will bring this UI to both iOS and Android, so one by one everyone will be getting to experience this small change in the video player.
The update has been rolling out since Monday, according to Google spokesperson Allison Toh as reported by TheVerge, personally, I saw the feature working on my iPhone 12 Mini but again it’s not showing today after the update. However, on my Android phone, the update has already arrived with this new UI, overall, one should expect the update pretty soon.