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How to exit YouTube videos in full screen quickly

YouTube has been getting a lot of features lately, like integrating Google Search results along with videos and the new video chapter feature. Now, along with these features, Google added another rather nifty feature that went unnoticed.

This feature allows the user to exit the full screen view of a video in the YouTube application, with a single swipe.

How to exit YouTube videos in full screen quickly

Before this gesture, when they were in full screen mode, users needed to touch that little square in the lower right corner. This was quite awkward since most of the time, instead of tapping the square icon, users mistakenly tapped the search bar and skipped to the end of the video.

Trick to get out of YouTube videos quickly when you are full screen

Now, back to the handy gesture, what you can do is, while watching a video in the app, you can simply swipe down from anywhere on the screen to get out of full screen view.

With this feature, users, who generally keep auto rotate turned off, can now easily exit full-screen mode without the hassle of precisely tapping the square button in the bottom corner.

So go and try it out. If it doesn’t work, try updating the app from the Play Store or App Store.

Now, as the show is still in its early stages, user interface is changed a bit when exiting full screen mode. However, it works fine and I’m sure Google will fix the visual issues with a future update.

If it is a new feature that has been cool, leave a comment below with your opinion.