The YouTube iPad app is gets an upgrade, and it will allow you to watch all those darling cat videos you can find on the website while chatting it up with your friends on your social media accounts without even leaving your sights from a single app.
The Latest Update for the YouTube iPad App Now Supports the Split Screen Function of the Device
YouTube just recently updated their iPad app which brought support for two iPad multi-tasking features that arrived with the iOS 9. One is the Split View and the other is the Slide Over. As the name would suggest, the former feature would let users display two apps side by side without having to close/minimize one app to view the other. Therefore, you can now watch all the videos you want on said website while you can do some other things (like work) on the other side of the tablet’s screen.
As for the Slide Over support, it “provides a user-invoked overlay view on the right side of the screen that lets a user pick a secondary app to view and interact with,” as told by Apple on its developer forum. What this means is that it takes up less screen real-estate and will let users overlay other supported apps for this feature on those that do not. For instance, if you want to pause Netflix on your iPad for just a second just because a new e-mail from your boss just popped up, or if you’ve got a new message in Slack, or if you want to do a quick check on your Twitter feed without having to close the video streaming app, then just Slide Over. This feature is now compatible with the YouTube app for iPad.
Aside from the support for the two features for the iPad, the update also brings a small user-interface tweak. Said tweak can be found in the home tabs. More specifically speaking, the home tabs will move into the navigation bar when you place the tablet in landscape mode. The patch also fixes an annoying issue wherein many have encountered which prevents URLs from opening within video descriptions on the Apple tablet.
The update for the YouTube app for the iPad is not the only surprise that will come to Apple’s tablet. It has also been recently announced that the tech giant is beefing up its 9.7-inch iPad with some new and handy features such as support for the Apple Pencil.