YouTube gives ‘pinch-to-zoom’ option for 18:9 smartphones

YouTube gives ‘pinch-to-zoom’ option for 18:9 smartphones

The ‘pinch-to-zoom’ feature will help users to fill the screen and expand the video to fit an entire 18:9 display

By: || Updated: 18 Nov 2017 08:36 PM

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New Delhi: In order to remove giant black bars from the on top and the bottom of videos, YouTube released its 'pinch-to-zoom' feature for Android smartphones. Reportedly, this feature will help users to fill the screen and expand the video to fit an entire 18:9 display.

Most of the content on Youtube comes is in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio.

Till now only Pixel 2 supported this gesture and as per androidpolice, the v12.44 of the YouTube app makes the gesture available to the Galaxy S8+, LG V30.

Those who are too eager to get the update and cannot wait for Google's official rollout of this update can download YouTube’s Android version through APKMirror.
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