YouTube for Android now adapts to the format of videos watched on mobile. Therefore, when rotating vertical films or square configurations that have become more common with the popularization of Instagram and Snapchat Stories, the player allows the user to choose whether to go to watch the video in the traditional 16: 9 or drag the screen to view the size original.
The function had been announced by YouTube in June 2017, and released for the iPhone (iOS) of the application at the end of the same year.
YouTube for Android allows you to watch videos vertically without black bars Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo
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With the update, Android users will have a more dynamic viewing experience on their phones and tablets. The black borders that were on the side, or on top and bottom disappear, and the video starts to occupy the entire space of the screen. It is also possible to watch in full screen in the vertical position.
If the person wishes to view comments, related items or suggestions while watching the video, they will have a partial view. The platform's solution to allow joint action was to make the image take on a horizontal format, even without borders and with adapted content, that is, occupying the entire exhibition space.
YouTube app for Android adapts to the video format Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
When you want to go back to watching in the original format, just drag your finger from top to bottom and have the image vertical again.
The novelty is now available to users who have the latest version of the player's Android app.
Vertical video in full screen mode on the YouTube app for Android Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho