YouTube announced some major changes to the way you can view videos on the YouTube App at VidCon yesterday.
In a keynote speech from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki it was revealed that virtual reality, video size, and sharing features were all being overhauled.
Here’s how the video sizes are changing
It was announced that the YouTube App will automatically change to fit any video size and shape, including portrait, landscape, square and more.
It’ll look a little like this:
There are also big changes planned for how you can share videos on the YouTube app
YouTube said that a new native sharing feature will allow you to send and chat about videos with friends, without having to leave the app. This feature will be launched in Latin America and the USA in the next few weeks.
And here’s how virtual reality is changing
Susan revealed that YouTube has developed a feature called VR 180, which allows you to record 3D video in 180 degrees. The format has been created to help reduce the costs and technical skill needed to film 3670 VR video. VR 180 will also be available for livestreaming.
Here’s what it looks like:
YouTube is also expanding YouTube TV
YouTube TV will be rolled-out into ten more areas in the U.S.A, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne and Charlotte.
Oh, and YouTube has basically taken over the world
The platform revealed that a ginormous 1.5 billion people log onto YouTube each month. That’s 20% of the world’s population!
Will these changes make a difference to how you enjoy YouTube? Let us know in the comments!
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