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YouTube full-screen mode brings ability to like/dislike a video and more

17 May 2019 3

Leading video streaming web service YouTube is watched by billions of people and Google consistently brings new features and improvements to the video platform. While YouTube has come a long way ever since its infancy days, we all hoped that the display real-estate was a bit bigger to get a better viewing experience. While YouTube does offer a full-screen mode that covers up the screen, we get to lose some vital community features like liking/disliking the video, sharing options and ability to add the video in a playlist.


While in full-screen mode and aiming to use the above mentioned interactive features, you’d have to exit the full-screen mode. Considering this, YouTube has now rolled out an update where quick actions, sharing option and ability to add to the playlist is now available within the full-screen mode.

These features are available just below the suggested videos thumbnails that you get to see when you swipe up from the bottom, while you’re in the full-screen mode. Likewise, when you’re in a full-screen mode and watch a video you like, you could also subscribe to the channel while still being in the full-screen mode, which would help the content creators grow and make subscribing to a channel easier for viewers.

What do you think about these upgrades? Let us know in the comments section below.


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YouTube full-screen mode brings ability to like/dislike a video and more
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DaniPablo
DaniPablo

Google is bringing in an array of features to YT of late, especially since the sub and watch view requirements were implemented. But yes, overall, for the platform, it's a much-needed features push.

MrXYZ
MrXYZ DaniPablo

When a YT video is embedded in a web page, there's the favicon, and the option to subscribe directly when you move your mouse over the picture. Not a very major update, but vital for increasing the sub count.

FafGabriel
FafGabriel MrXYZ

But I guess, these new interactive features are better than the current ones, because it gives those options in the full screen mode. But doesn't mean these features are belittled.

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