YouTube officially serves out a range of design updates including Ambient Mode to avoid displaying static images for extended periods for the video player across Android, iOS, the web, and smart TVs….!
YouTube was working on this for a long for updating its dark theme in order to meet the demand of the user to be “even darker so the colors truly pop on your screen.” It will soon turn black which is lately gray.
Time, when the theme is on you, can enable a “subtle effect so the app background color adapts to match the video.” The feature shade the below part of the player that you called as phone’s status bar and the strip that contains the video’s title. YouTube’s Ambient Mode also has “Dynamic color sampling” potency with Google.
Color was a key theme for us during the development phase. We wanted to add vibrancy to our apps without detracting from viewers’ habits, whether that’s enjoying their recommended videos or browsing for new content.
On the web and mobile when a dark theme is enabled you can switch to the Ambient Mode that avail there. While Google is also using that theming in playlists as part of a card that shows “more details about each playlist so viewers can easily jump right in.”
Prices seeking on desktop and mobile will “drag or swipe up while seeking to display a row of thumbnails in the video player.” The video player is picking up features like pinch-to-zoom, which is rolling out starting today on Android and iOS, in the landscape.
In the addition, “YouTube links in video descriptions will change to buttons.” Below the video player, YouTube has placed several buttons within compact pills: thumbs up/down, Share, Download, Save, and Subscribe. The latter will also have higher contrast, and the company thinks “easier to find and way more accessible” even if it’s no longer red.