YouTube is adding new video player user interface (UI) buttons to its Android and iOS apps. New UI elements are visible in full screen mode on mobile apps. It looks like this is a server-side addition as there is no update available for the app on the respective App Store at the time of writing. These UI elements include buttons to like or dislike a video, add comments, and more. YouTube’s new video player UI elements are expected to make interacting with videos easier than ever before.
According to Tipster Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24), YouTube is showing off some new video player UI buttons on its Android and iOS apps. These elements include shortcuts for liking, disliking, comments, saving and sharing to playlists. These buttons appear on the bottom left corner of the video player in its full screen mode.
Gadgets 360 was able to independently verify the new UI elements for YouTube on an Android 11 device running version 17.03.35 of the app. However, the new UI elements were not visible to some iOS users on our team at the time of writing. Since the new UI buttons are already visible on Android, it is safe to assume that iOS users will soon get the updated full screen video player.
The new UI elements will allow the user more flexibility when interacting with the video. Now users will no longer need to minimize Full Screen Video Player to like, dislike or comment on a video. Likewise, the new UI buttons make it easier for users to save videos to playlists or even share them with other users directly from the full screen video player.
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