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Watch in full screen mode

Full screen mode allows you to watch videos that take up your entire screen. 

Use full screen mode to improve your YouTube viewing experience

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Watch in full screen

To watch while your device is horizontal:

  1. Tap the video you'd like to watch.
  2. At the bottom of the video player, tap full screen .
  3. Turn your device horizontally. 

To watch while your device is vertical:

  1. Go to the video that you’d like to watch. 
  2. Swipe in a downward motion anywhere below the video player.

Zoom in to expand to full screen:

  1. Go to the video you'd like to zoom.
  2. Pinch out on the video screen with 2 fingers.

To zoom in, your device must have an aspect ration greater than 16:9. 

Exit full screen

  1. Tap the video.
  2. At the bottom of the player, tap full screen exit .

To exit full screen while your device is vertical, swipe up. 

If full screen mode isn't working

If you’re watching YouTube videos on websites other than YouTube, there may not be a full screen option.

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