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The YouTube app now supports Galaxy Z Flip’s Flex mode

By Ng Chong Seng - on 23 Apr 2020, 2:42pm

The YouTube app now supports Galaxy Z Flip’s Flex mode

When Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip, one of the use cases it put forth for its foldable display is that users can set it up so that different portions of an app can occupy different halves of the screen.

Also known as Flex mode, an example is how the Camera app automatically pushes the viewfinder to the top half of the screen and the controls to the bottom as you fold the display.

But Flex mode isn’t a Samsung app-only feature. Co-developed with Google at the OS level, Flex mode is available to third-party services too, provided they optimise their apps for the mode.

(Image: Samsung.)

According to Samsung, Google has today started to roll out an updated YouTube app to support Flex mode. After this update, a half-folded Z Flip will split the YouTube UI to fill the two 4-inch screens, with the top half showing the video (letterboxing for non-square videos) and the bottom half displaying search results, comments and video descriptions.

For those unaware, Google Duo is another Google app that supports Flex mode. For the video call app, the video chat will appear on the top half and the call controls on the bottom.

Source: Samsung.