The YouTube has announced that it is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The YouTube adds Swipe Navigation Feature Between Videos on iOS that lets you move forward and backward through the video you are watching. Swiping forward takes you to subsequent suggested video whereas swiping back can take you to the last video you watched. The Youtube video also will resume wherever you left off.
The Youtube Company says that the change is designed to give users more control over video playback on mobile where 70% of the viewing is taking place. The new Youtube feature is rolling out this week to iOS (for 6S phones & above). Just make sure you are using the most recent version of the YouTube App. While this is available first only on iOS, we have plans to bring this feature to Android!
How it works: While a video is playing or paused, just swipe anywhere on the YouTube video player to navigate between videos. This works in both portrait and full screen.
Swipe to the next video: swiping your finger to the left (from right to left on the video player) takes you to the next suggested video or the next video in the playlist you’re watching.
Swipe to the previous video: swiping your finger to the right (from left to right on the video player) takes you to the previous video you watched or the previous video in the playlist you’re watching.
Video sneak peek: if you make a partial swipe (dragging the video partially left or right, without fully swiping to the next or previous video) you’ll see a sneak peek of the next or previous video. The current video you’re watching will continue to play with audio.
Rolling out this week on the YouTube iOS app (for 6S phones & above)!
From your video player:
👈Swipe left for the next video
👉Swipe right for your previously watched video
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) January 15, 2019
You can also still tap on the Youtube video player to see all of the player controls or pause a video and the player controls will show up.