Video platform giant YouTube is promising new features and functions on its newest iOS app update.
YouTube recently announced a refreshed look for the way users watch videos. It’s currently in the rollout phase, and the company mentioned that both iOS and Android ports have the new gesture features.
Nate Koechley, YouTube’s User Interface and Experience Director tweeted the ‘new look’, and boasted that there have been several improvements to provide a more immersive experience.
Along with the modern look and refreshed interface, YouTube pointed out the inclusion of Ambient Mode, where the background color matches the video.
iOS users can ‘pinch to zoom’ in landscape mode to get a closer look, and there’s also ‘precision seeking’, where users can swipe up or drag to show thumbnails within the video player. These functions work on both mobile devices and desktop computers.
The iOS update is available now but it might take a while to cover all devices.