YouTube Is Gently Rolling Out Rounded Corners For Videos On Android

Google Owned YouTube has 2.70 billion active users as of 2023 statistics. In recent years, lots of new features and improvements have been added to enhance the user’s experience continuously. Undoubtedly, Google has set its benchmark in terms of providing new updates. However, some of the changes through new updates are beyond comprehension sometimes; for instance, the web version of the video stream is replaced from square corners with rounded corners on the thumbnails and the video players. 

New reports indicate that YouTube is set to make a similar change to videos on the YouTube Android app. According to the news, the change has stopped showing the rounded corners on YouTube thumbnails. The result is more deprived of judgment because of the white light in the background, which could lead some users to turn on the Dark theme. 

To experience the new change on Android, users need to open a YouTube application and click on a profile picture in the upper right corner. Then click on Settings >> General >> Appearance. After that, a popup box will ask the users to choose which device theme they want: A light theme or a Dark theme, as per their convenience. 

Noticeably, on the web version, not only the thumbnails but also rounded corners are extended; due to this, it can be assumed that a similar case will happen for the Android application as well. However, for now, the new change has not been rolled out to each and every Android device, and it has yet to display on the Pixel 6 Pro running on Android 14 Beta 5.3. 

On the YouTube web version, the rounded corners do not appear while the users watch a full-screen or Theater mode video. But Once they return to the Default view, they do return. Meanwhile, it has yet to be officially confirmed whether Google will roll out this new change widely or will follow through by rounding the corners on the iOS YouTube applications. 



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Aakash Gour

Aakash is the main editor of RM Update and coordinator of the news area. If it is important and urgent, Aakash has written about it. He is an expert in the Android and Google ecosystem. He has been writing about mobile phones and technology in RM Update since 2019, a time in which he has been debugging his analyses and especially product photography.

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