YouTube is considering adding a pinch-to-zoom option to videos

YouTube is considering adding a “pinch to zoom” feature to the company’s application, when it activates an experimental feature for the company’s premium users, which will make it possible to zoom in and focus on a specific part of the video using a normal pinch gesture that will allow a zoom of up to 8 times in the video that the users are watching.

Have you seen an interesting video on YouTube and wanted to focus on a certain part of it? Now you can do this if you are a paid YouTube premium user of the company. One of the bonuses that YouTube gives to its premium users is the opportunity to try out new features even before it launches them widely, such was the case with the “smart downloads” feature that was announced at the beginning of the year.

In the case of the pinch to zoom feature, its use is quite simple and easy to understand and takes the usual pinch gesture we are all used to from other mobile applications such as the photo gallery in order to enable and focus on a specific part of the YouTube video while it is active, in order to see what is happening on the screen in a better way On the mobile device, this is similar to the option to focus on a video on a computer, with the option to zoom up to 8 times in the various videos.

Pinch to zoom on YouTube

If you have a premium YouTube subscription and want to try the new feature, the following steps must be taken:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the app.
  2. Choose the option “Your benefits in a Premium subscription”.
  3. Select the option “New features worth trying”.
  4. Under the feature “You can pinch to change…” Click on “Want to try?”.

The pinch to zoom feature is currently available for premium YouTube users for a trial period until September 1st, when the full launch of the feature is not expected.

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