YOUTUBE is testing a new feature that would change the way you use the app — but there’s a catch.
The platform is testing a new option that will allow viewers to zoom in on any part of a YouTube video on their smartphones.
On the experimental features page, YouTube explained how to use the new option.
All you have to do is pinch the screen with two fingers to zoom in and out.
However, this is only possible in full-screen mode.
This feature differs from simply pinching the screen to expand the entire video to fit your screen, which is already available.
Now viewers can zoom in on a specific part of a video for a closer look.
Here’s the catch: it’s only available to viewers with a YouTube Premium account for now.
The platform wants their premium users to test them and give them feedback.
This feature is available until September 1st. At that point, YouTube will likely decide if they want to keep the feature.
It’s unknown if the platform will allow everyone to use the feature, if they’ll choose to keep it, or if it will remain a premium perk.
If you want to try this feature but are not a premium member, you can get a one-month free trial to test it out.
In addition to time-limited access to the new feature, YouTube Premium offers a number of other benefits.
You can watch your videos without ads and get background playback, the option to use other apps while you’re still watching a video.
With this account, you also get YouTube Music Premium, which usually costs $9.99 per month, where you can listen without ads.
YouTube also allows you to download videos, so you can watch them even when you’re off-duty.
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