YouTube understands your love for smaller smartphones. After announcing higher resolution support for smaller iPhones, Google s video hub is set to make navigating on smaller displays easier. If you have been using a small-screen smartphone and finding it difficult to go back and forth in a video due to lack of space, YouTube s new feature will make the process a tad smoother. In its latest update, YouTube lets users fast forward or backward any video by simply double tapping. The feature is available on both iOS and Android. Also Read - No, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram will not stop working in India (Not right now)Also Read - YouTube down for users globally [Update: Issue fixed]
In the latest version of the YouTube app, if you double-tap on the right of the screen you can fast forward the any video by 10 seconds. If you tap twice on the left, it will backward the video by the same duration. It is to be noted that this functionality is only available in full-screen mode and you will need to update the app first. Also Read - YouTube mobile app for Android, iOS gets video resolution controls
Once you update and play any video, you will be able to see the 10 second fast forward or backward virtual controller. However, the feature is still not available to all users or on all devices, a report on The Next Web notes. Now this suggests, it could be a gradual rollout with a wider release around the corner. ALSO READ: YouTube for iOS now lets you watch videos in up to 1440p resolution on your 4.7-inch iPhones
As part of the latest update, YouTube is also allowing one to control videos from the lock screen while casting to Chromecast devices, smart TVs, or other secondary display through the YouTube app. Additionally, it has also added the shortcut buttons for play/pause, Previous/Next and volume controls on the lock screen and Control Center on iOS. YouTube rolled out a similar update for Apple Watch users.
In its last update, YouTube brought with it an increase in the maximum resolution support for videos. Up until now, the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus, with the biggest display sizes of 5.5-inch had the option of 1440p resolutions for watching videos on YouTube. As for the others, the resolution was limited to 720p. Now iPhones with a display size as small as 4-inch have the ability to watch videos in full HD and Quad HD resolution. Interestingly, the 4.7-inch iPhones, with their sub-1080p display resolution can watch videos on YouTube up to 1440p. When it comes to the iPad, the limit is still capped at 1080p for the YouTube.
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