YouTube recently made it available to display a floating video comments window in Android’s full-screen mode. The tool was tested on a limited number of users in late May and early June and is similar to the chat displayed in real-time during the platform’s live streams.
The feature is not enabled by default; the client needs to have the comments section maximized and then put the video in full screen. It is also possible to open the flap and simply leave the phone in a horizontal position; check out an example.
As you can see, the video gets a little smaller to incorporate the new part. To withdraw the initiative, just click on the “X” button in the upper right corner or slide the quadrant down. You can also reply, like, and report interactions without having to stop showing the video.
It is still uncertain whether all Android users have received the tool and whether it is available in the iOS version of the app.
The arrival of the new comments division isn’t the only recent news on YouTube. This month, the service announced the implementation of a button that translates social network comments into more than 100 languages.
According to The Times of India, the feature is available for apps on Android and iOS, but has not yet been incorporated into the browser version. As you can see in the image above, the shortcut can also be used to leave messages in Portuguese directly through the new window.