Since it’s now possible that tablets can view desktop-quality websites, YouTube has updated its website version to match. YouTube said it has updated its website interface to a better support large touchscreen devices, such as iPods, Android tablets and Chrome OS devices.
The newly added features will let you quickly toggle between the full-screen mode and the mini-player, while improved scrolling and larger icon sizes will feel more intuitive. You can also use the usual three-dot menu “under thumbnails” as it’s now persistent instead of requiring a mouse before you’ll be able to use it.
It doesn’t really matter what type of device you’re using, you should also see a better-sorted viewing history and sort playlists when you move videos to the top or bottom. According to Android Police, the changes first rolled out in March this year, but are now widely available for all users.
The availability of this update will not necessarily replace the apps on Android or iPadOS, and may not make much sense to Chromebook users with a keyboard and trackpad.
Generally, we believe that the update will be very helpful if you’d prefer to do as much with a mobile device as you can in your browser.