The YouTube platform announced recently that the total number of its users reaches two billion Active monthly, daily people watch more than a billion hours of video, and more than 70% of YouTube watch time is via mobile devices.
According to Al Arabiya, at the end of October, the YouTube platform launched a new update for its mobile application that includes some new features that aim to make it easier to watch and interact with your favorite videos, including: new gestures, updated elements to control the player, and additional features..
All features are available in the YouTube app for system users iOS, And Android, and some will also work when using YouTube in a desktop browser. And if you don’t see the new features yet in the app, you may need to update it in your phone now.
Here are 5 new features in the YouTube app to improve your viewing experience:
1- Developing the video classes feature:
A few months ago, the YouTube app introduced a feature called (Video Classes). Video Chapters It allows the video maker to easily divide it into chapters by writing some intervals in its video description, to facilitate better navigation in the videos by allowing you to jump to a specific section of the video to watch it only, or to re-watch a certain part of the video without playing it all.
This feature was developed in the last update of the YouTube app by including a new playlist that shows all the chapters of the video with thumbnails, and you can find it by clicking on the chapter title in the player, and you will see a complete list of all the chapters included in the video you are watching, and each of them contains There is a mini preview of what you will find in this chapter. This should save your time by quickly accessing the part of the video that you are interested in..
2- Easier access to the captions button:
In the previous; To play captions in the videos you watch you had to go to video settings to play them, but now; The play captions button appears directly in the video screen, all you have to do is click on the icon (CC) In the upper-right corner of the video screen to turn captions on and off.
The video autoplay button has also been moved to the video screen so that it is easy to turn it on and off, and is currently available in the YouTube application in smartphones, but it is also being tested in the desktop version.
3- New gestures for watching videos:
To play the video in full screen mode previously you had to click on the full screen icon in the lower right corner of the video screen, but now you can simply swipe up in the video window to enter full screen mode, and swipe down when you want to exit full screen mode.
4- New proposed measures to improve the video viewing experience:
After installing the latest YouTube app update, suggested actions will appear below the video you are watching, as these actions will prompt you to rotate your phone or play the video in mode (VR) For a better viewing experience. For example: If the video you are watching looks better in landscape mode, you will see an action below the video that says (Rotate) Rotate, And you can also dismiss the action you don’t want by pressing a button (X) That appears next to it.
5- Bedtime reminder feature:
You can indulge in watching YouTube videos for hours without realizing it, but now the YouTube app offers you a (bedtime reminder) feature. Bedtime Reminder That allows you to set reminders for specific times to stop watching videos.
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