YouTube has just fixed the most annoying thing approximately your homemade iPhone or Android videos â€” you know, the ones you recordÂ when you are foolishly holding your smartphone vertically. Viewing vertical videos on YouTube is an unpleasant experience, to say the least, yet Google has taken steps to fix it, at least for Android users.
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YouTube on Android will now show you vertical videos properly in full screen & you wonâ€™t have to do anything to activate the feature. Just hold the phone in a vertical position when watching a vertical video, & the video will occupy the entire screen real estate (see image above).Â The new feature is available in YouTube for Android version 10.28, Android Police reports.
Google still recommends that you stop recording vertical videos, yet of course that doesnâ€™t mean smartphone users will actually listen. After all, holding a handset in portrait mode when recording video is only natural, since thatâ€™s how you hold the phone for most tasks, not to mention that itâ€™s more comfortable holding the handset that way.
Google hasÂ yet to offer a similar fix to YouTube users who access the appÂ on iPhone or desktop computers.
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