YouTube introduces support for vertical videos


YouTubers, who wished the video sharing site had vertical videos, here is some good news for them. The video sharing site YouTube will now display vertical videos on desktop and that too without the black bars on the side. An update was rolled out to the desktop player on July 27, 2018 to automatically adjust the aspect ratio of the video that would suit a computer’s screen size. The feature was already introduced to the mobile version on iOS and Android by removing the black bars on small videos.

But some of the older videos which had the older versions might be affected. The videos in the standard 16:9 vertical videos and the older 4:3 format will be affected. The new update will make YouTube more friendly towards the other aspect ratios apart from 16:9 and will also be more in line with the rival platforms, where the shooting on the mobile phone does not render the black bars.

YouTube had first announced the new update through its user forums on July 27, 2018. However, surprisingly, the new update has not been so popular with the users. A few days after the release of the update, many of the users are complaining that the videos now seem even smaller. Some have also said that parts of the videos are being cut or the quality has lowered. One of the users shared that her video was wider than 640 X 480 but was forced to a 640 X 480 while the video was cut and the quality was lowered.

The user said, “Some YouTube videos just don’t look good when the screen is big. Either give us a way to opt out of this, or fix it.” Google has always made efforts to make YouTube more user friendly and easy to use. In recent times, the search engine has introduced a variety of new features for the video sharing site.

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