August 8, 2022

What you need to know

  • YouTube has launched a new experiment for the service.
  • The latest experiment allows you to pinch to zoom in on specific parts of a video.
  • It is currently available only to Premium subscribers for a limited time.

YouTube Premium subscribers are always the first set of users to experience trial features that the service is toying with every now and then. The latest one to hit YouTube’s lab is a new capability that lets you pinch to zoom in on a specific part of a video.

If you’re subscribed to the service’s Premium version, you should see a new experiment available as one of your perks (opens in new tab). First spotted by Android Police (opens in new tab), the new feature allows you to zoom in and out of the video player by pinching it with two fingers.