YouTube finally allows you to zoom onto videos
There are often moments when you need to take a closer look at a video. Some apps like Telegram already allow this, but the lack of zoom on YouTube has been disappointing, especially as this is the largest video-sharing platform on the Internet.
However, the wait is finally over because YouTube added a new feature to its experimental functionality page. Some YouTube Premium users now have the ability to pinch and zoom into a video for a better look.
It is only available on the YouTube app for Android, and it is not clear whether it will remain restricted to Premium users. It is available in the Your Premium benefits menu in the profile settings. The GIF below demonstrates how it looks.
The “pinch to zoom” function will continue until September 1st. Following this, we expect that it will be officially rolled out or a future launch date will be announced if there are functionality issues. We also expect to hear a formal announcement as to whether it will remain limited to YouTube Premium or not since YouTube has not yet revealed details on the matter.
In related news, YouTube also lets content creators earn money on the platform. The application will soon enable you to use copyrighted content in your videos so that you can avoid copyright claims and continue to generate revenue from your videos.
This should be a welcome feature for many as copyright complaints have been a longstanding issue on the platform. YouTubers often lose revenue for the whole video, although a small portion of their content has copyright litigation, but hopefully, the problem will be solved with the next update.