You can find toxicity anywhere on the web these days, but YouTube's comments section is a special kind of hell. I'm sure there are some examples of close-knit communities being kind on the world's largest video site, but they're few and far between. YouTube has tried to improve its comments (sorta), but with its latest test, the site is making it possible to read them in fullscreen mode on Android — the one place previously safe from having to interact with your fellow internet users. Read More
A few small tweaks to the YouTube player UI for Android have caused a few issues of late - digital issues. And by digital, I mean digits, as in fingers. In summary: it's hard to touch stuff right.
You see, the YouTube app for Android has been experimenting with this new player UI for some time now, but as it rolls out to more and more users, some issues are cropping up. Specifically? Well, for one, the progress bar is now a little too responsive given the placement of the "full-screen" button in the portrait UI. The newer YouTube UI places the "full-screen" button directly above the progress bar for the video, whereas previously this button sat to the right of the bar, as below. Read More