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YouTube app for Android now shows vertical video in full screen

The latest YouTube for Android update allows you to view vertically-recorded video in full screen... the way it should be.

Published onJuly 22, 2015

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Believe it or not, there are still a few people out there who record vertical videos with their mobile devices. Sure, there might be a few exceptions to the rules (Snapchat, Periscope), but outside of a few applications that are built around vertically-recorded video content, there are very few reasons to record video not in landscape mode.

Thankfully, Google understands that there will always be some folks who record videos this way, which is why the most recent YouTube for Android update aims to help out with this problem. In version 10.28 of the application, which is rolling out now in the Google Play Store, you can finally view vertically-recorded videos in full screen. Previously, pressing the full screen button in the corner of a vertical video would result in the app switching to landscape mode, though it would still display the video in a vertical fashion, which really didn’t look good at all. Now that problem is fixed, making these videos a little more enjoyable to watch.

The update is now rolling out in the Play Store, so head to the link below if you’re interested in downloading the latest version.