Have you ever wished that you could rewind or forward rather than navigating through the youtube toolbar to repeat your favourite scenes or fast forward the parts you hate to view? Have you ever dreamt of rewinding any videos keeping your phone in one hand?
Finally Google has decided to make people’s dream a reality. YouTube app now allows users to fast forward or rewind videos just by double tapping on the video playback screen.
Users can move 10 seconds forward or backward in any video, irrespective of whether the app is in full-screen mode or not, by tapping twice on the right or left side of the screen respectively. According to several reports, the feature is active and available on both iOS and Android platforms.
However, Google seems to be rolling it out slowly as several reports also indicate that the feature might not be available for everyone yet. It is also not clear when the feature was introduced as we discovered it while running some clips on an iPad.
Further, YouTube app’s version 12.04 update on iOS also allows users to control videos from the lock screen while casting to Chromecast devices, smart TVs or gaming consoles.
YouTube for iOS users also get Play/Pause, Prev/Next and volume controls on the lock screen and Control Center as well with the latest update. If the feature has not shown up for you, make sure that you update your app to the latest version from respective app store.