Simply touch your finger anywhere in the video and drag left or right to move quickly through the videos on Youtube.
After presenting us in very limited markets its new cheaper subscription option to eliminate only ads for less than the premium option, it seems that YouTube developers have returned to their usual roadmap of improvements to further deepen the best multimedia experience for mobile devices.
It seems that someone at Google, however, has finally listened to users, because the company is already testing a new gesture in YouTube app for Android that will facilitate a faster and easier scrolling through the videos.
Contrary to the common opinion, YouTube had eliminated the option to click on any point of the progress bar to jump there in the videos, but at last, they have come to their senses and are already testing a new and intuitive gesture to navigate through any video quickly.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to have been released to all users yet, but Reddit is already buzzing that many, in various markets, can activate a new, simple way to scroll through videos transparently to them and with no updates in between.
Using the new feature is as simple as holding down with your finger anywhere in the video, which will activate the gesture and display a pop-up message on the screen that says “swipe left or right to scroll” through the video itself.
Yes, it’s that simple, just like it has been so far on the progress bar, but anywhere on the screen.
The new gesture will avoid the current process that involves two taps, one to activate the options and the progress bar and the second to slide, making it now simpler and more intuitive and perfectly complementing the double-tap gesture to move forward or backward 10 seconds.
As we said, the new YouTube option is more than welcome and is being launched in a staggered and server-side way, completely transparent to users. The latest version available on APKMirror, v16.30.34, does not activate it by itself, so we’ll have to wait for it this time.
The bad part is that sometimes these limited Google tests do not reach the stable versions and are not distributed globally, although in this case and with the great reception it is logical to expect that in a few days we will all have access to the new and very useful gesture to scroll through the videos easily.