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