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YouTube Changed How You Navigate Videos in its Mobile App
A new horizontal swiping gesture that lets you move forward and backwards through the videos you’re watching. Swiping forward takes you to the next recommended video while swiping back will take you to the last video you watched.
The video will also resume where you left off.
With 70 per cent of YouTube viewing on smartphones, the change is designed to give users more control over video playback.
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The company last year added other features aimed at mobile users, including short-form creator content called Stories, screen time controls, a dark mode, autoplaying videos on the mobile app’s homepage and more. It also in 2017 added in-app video sharing and messaging, and began its work to better support different video formats when viewed in the app.
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Plus, YouTube has been thinking of ways to better use gestures on mobile. For example, in 2017 it first introduced a feature that let you double-tap a video to jump forward or back by 10 seconds. The swipe feels like a natural extension of this earlier feature.