YouTube enables 'Pinch to zoom' feature for its Premium users

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Zoom in on YouTube videos will soon not be a complicated process anymore. The platform has introduced a feature called 'Pinch to zoom' for its Premium users, which allows you to zoom into the videos and pan around to look at different parts of them, both in portrait or full-screen landscape view.

If you've been paying for the Premium status, you may test it by tapping your profile photo and hitting "Your Premium benefits". After opening the "Try new features" section, you should be able to enable the zoom function. You might need to wait a while for the feature to be available, and then you can zoom in up to 8x.

YouTube used to select random users or beta app testers to experiment with their new features. Now, it seems like the video streaming platform is putting the Premium users first. Several other experimental features have also made their way to the Premium app, including easier playlist management and browser-based voice search. They will be available until 1 September and are only supported on Android devices for now.

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