You frequently need to zoom in on a video to get a better look. The lack of zoom on YouTube has been surprising, especially given that it is the most popular video-sharing website on the internet. Some apps, like Telegram, already allow you to accomplish this.
But now that YouTube has added the new option to its list of experimental features, the wait is finally over. Some subscribers to YouTube Premium can now pinch and zoom into a video for a closer look.
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It is only accessible through the YouTube app for Android, and it’s unclear if this feature will continue to be exclusive to Premium subscribers. It is accessible via the profile settings’ Your Premium perks option. It can be seen in the GIF below.
Pinch-to-zoom functionality can be tried out until September 1. After that, we anticipate it to go live or, if there are any functional problems, a later launch date will be communicated.
Since YouTube has not yet provided any information on the subject, we also anticipate hearing an official announcement regarding whether it will continue to be restricted to YouTube Premium or not.
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In related news, YouTube is facilitating content creators’ ability to monetize their channels. In order to avoid copyright lawsuits and maintain your ability to make money from your movies, the app will soon allow you to include copyrighted information in your videos.
Considering that copyright claims have been a long-standing issue on the platform, many people should appreciate this feature. Even if only a small fraction of a video has a copyright issue, YouTubers frequently lose revenue for the entire video. Hopefully, the problem will be remedied with the future update.