YouTube updated a new feature for the mobile app with its premium subscribers that allows enables them to zoom in on any video that they would like to play. The latest opt-in experimental feature enables a pinch-to-zoom gesture for videos and it works both in portrait and full-screen landscape views.
To enable pinch to zoom, open YouTube’s settings menu either on your phone or from the website. If you are subscribed to YouTube Premium, there should be a “try new features” section.
With this new update, which is now rolling out across iOS and Android devices, users can now convert up to 60 seconds from their own existing long-form YouTube videos and turn them into Shorts. YouTube Shorts is now being watched by over 1.5 billion signed-in users every month with more than 30 billion daily views.