Any online savvy person knows what YouTube is, and what they offer. We know that video website has a lot of viewers, and the video service is giving those viewers new views, such as a way to responsively reformat videos on mobile and support for 180-degree videos.
Each and every month, 1.5 billion people log in to YouTube to consume video content. This is how many people are watching, according to Susan Wojcicki, YouTube’s CEO, at VidCon on Thursday in Anaheim, California. That 1.5 billion is only the number of those who are signing in to YouTube accounts and doesn’t encompass everyone who watchese a video on youTube in a given month.
It was revealed by Wojcicki that a few product updates that will give those viewers new ways to watch videos.
If you are going to be using the the mobile version of the YouTube app, you’ll be able to responsively resize videos while watching them. Users will be able to smush a square video into a horizontal one or stretch a horizontal video into a full-screen vertical one.
This will allow creators to take their vertical Snapchat videos, square Instagram videos and horizontal Facebook videos and cross-post them to YouTube without YouTube viewers feeling as if they are missing something. This will allow people who are used to watching vertical videos on Snapchat or Instagram Stories to not have to turn their phones sideways to watch YouTube’s typically horizontal videos.
Something else that YouTube users are getting in the US is a way to share videos from YouTube’s mobile app with their friends other than by copying and pasting the videos. The video service app’s new native sharing feature is a lot like Instrgram. Somebody could tap to share a video with a friend or group of friends in a private message within YouTube’s mobile app. This sharing feature has already been rolled out to the folks in Canada. The US will be able to get this feature “in a few weeks,” said Wojcicki.