YouTube App Will Display Vertical Videos ‘Properly’ When in Fullscreen Mode


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People don’t like vertical videos. Boo-hoo. They may be a bit of an eye sore, but to help combat the way they look on mobile devices, the YouTube app for Android will now show vertical videos properly when you go into fullscreen mode.

As an example, when you hit the fullscreen button while in portrait mode, the app will zoom in on the video, taking up the full portion of your display with the video. No black bars, or anything like that from now on. 

The app update is rolling out on Google Play, but thanks to staged releases, but be shocked if you don’t see it yet. Once updated, the next time you come across a vertical video on YouTube, you’ll survive the horror.

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