Late last year, YouTube changed the behavior of the progress bar to avoid those unintentional touches that shift playback, forcing us to have to keep your finger pressed to go forward or backward the reproduction. Well, now Google is improving this move to make it easier to do.
Thanks to the latest beta of YouTube, we see how Google activates a gesture which allows us to search for the interesting part of a video in a new way, without having to click on the play bar.
This is the new YouTube gesture
Currently YouTube offers us two gestures to move forward or backward in a video: quickly touching the sides of the video to move forward and backward in 10 second increments, or press the play bar and without releasing the slide on the sides.
This new gesture on the play bar will search for the exact moment of a video thanks to the fact that we see a thumbnail of that second, but when we play the video in full screen, it requires us to do two taps on the screen: a first key to display the playback bar and another second screen key to scroll the video.
With the new gesture that Google is testing or activating in a staggered fashion, this doesn’t happen because it moves that gesture across the entire video screen. Yes we keep our finger pressed anywhere in the video, the new gesture will be activated “Swipe left or right to search “, avoiding having to slide our finger on the thin red line of reproduction.
Of course, to minimize unintentional movements, you need to hold your finger down for a second so that we can already swipe to the sides to find what point in the video we want the playback to skip. Once Google activates this gesture on our mobile, we have to be careful to clean the screen when we watch a video.
Via | Android Police
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