YouTube is testing new full-width thumbnails for its Android app

YouTube is all set to adjust how thumbnails look on its Android app.

  • Published: July 10, 2018 6:39 PM IST

YouTube has been one of the most popular platforms in recent years and its Android app has been one of the most used, through the years. With the importance of the platform, publishers on the platform has come to respect the importance of the small yet, powerful thumbnail on the videos.

And now YouTube is all set to adjust how thumbnails look on its Android app. The company tweaks the UI of its Android App frequently and now it looks to change the way thumbnails appear in the different video feeds of the app.

There are three different feeds on the YouTube app, that consist of the Home feed, Trending feed and the Subscription feed. The Home feed displays the videos that the user has watched or will find of interest along with some from the subscribed channels. The Trending feed shows the trending videos on YouTube and the Subscription feed shows all the recent videos from the subscribed channels.

Up until now, thumbnails used to have a white border around it as they were placed in the respective lists. Now with this new update the thumbnail will not be restricted by a border and will extend across the screen. This eliminates any border lines between videos and like before the videos start playing without any audio or captions in the thumbnails.

9to5Google reports that this feature is currently only available on some devices and is not available on all possible devices. Though we can deduce that it won’t be long before YouTube rolls it out to all its supported phone models.

  • Published Date: July 10, 2018 6:39 PM IST