YouTube Officially Rolls Out Swipe-To-Advance Navigation On iOS App

By 01/14/2019
YouTube Officially Rolls Out Swipe-To-Advance Navigation On iOS App

The YouTube app has officially added a new feature that will enable users to swipe horizontally to advance through different videos. The swiping feature is rolling out this week on iOS, with Android to follow.

Swiping forward (to the right) will take viewers to the next recommended video in their cue, while a backwards swipe (to the left) will take viewers to the video that they just watched. In both instances, if a clip has not yet finished, the player will pick up where viewers left off. YouTube first began testing the swipe-to-navigate feature back in August.

In announcing the change, YouTube noted that 70% of its watch time occurs on mobile devices, and said that it is constantly seeking to give users “powerful and intuitive control” over playback there. Over the past two years, it has specifically drilled down on modernizing its mobile app experience on both Android and iOS.


Subscribe to get the latest creator news


Other new features in the works include an updated voice search interface and commands, as well as the official launch of home page autoplay in December.

You can check out the new swiping feature in action below:

Subscribe for daily Tubefilter Top Stories

Stay up-to-date with the latest and breaking creator and online video news delivered right to your inbox.