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YouTube Pinch-to-Zoom Comes to More Devices « Android :: Gadget Hacks

Google launched the Pixel 2 XL that has a unique pinch-to-zoom feature inside the YouTube app. The feature is actually pretty basic, allowing users to expand the video to full-screen on devices with 18:9 aspect ratios that has a simple pinch gesture. Considering its simplicity, the idea was strange in which the feature was limited to the Pixel 2 XL. Today in which exclusivity has ended as the feature is actually rolling out to the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Note 8, LG V30, as well as also LG G6.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as also Note 8 lines launched that has a zoom button in YouTube, yet yesterday, several users reported This specific button being removed. Shortly after the button disappeared, those same users noticed in which the pinch-to-zoom feature was available when watching YouTube.

We noticed the feature on our Galaxy S8, S8+, as well as also Note 8. This specific feature is actually not exclusive to Android Oreo as previously thought, as several Nougat devices have received the update already. Indeed, the feature is actually also not exclusive to Samsung — LG V30 as well as also LG G6 users are seeing the same update hit their devices. Overall, the idea looks like all of the brand new flagships with extra-tall aspect ratio are seeing the feature hit today.

Youtube Zoom to fill in action.

the idea looks like This specific update is actually a server-side switch, which means you won’t see the idea rolling out in a particular design of the YouTube app. If you’re not seeing the pinch-to-zoom feature on your device just yet, you can try downloading the latest Youtube APK or clearing the app cache to force a switch. Let us know inside the comments below if you’re seeing This specific roll out to your device!

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