YouTube is introducing a new feature in the online player and mobile applications that will highlight the “most repeated” segment of a video. The new function was previously tested with YouTube Premium members, but it is now available to all users on the company’s websites and applications.
It is introducing a new feature that will make a modest impact to viewers’ watching experience. In the web player and mobile apps, the Google-owned video platform will now highlight the “most repeated” part of a video.
The new function was previously tested with YouTube Premium members, but it is now available to all users as of today.
According to a YouTube release, if the graph for a segment of a video that has been replayed frequently is high, you may use that graph to discover and view certain parts of the film. The new feature will display a “Most replayed” badge on the video preview that can be seen on the screen when navigating through different portions of the movie. This will make things more fascinating by dividing viewers’ attention and giving artists more information about what consumers want to watch.
The functionality was released as part of YouTube’s recent round of changes aimed at making lengthier movies easier to watch and access sections of. There is also a new option to loop sections of a video, as well as a forthcoming feature that will allow Premium users to search to a certain point in a video that they wish to view.
They just announced that the lightweight YouTube Go app would be discontinued later this year. The YouTube Go app for Android handsets will be phased out beginning in August of this year. YouTube has encouraged all YouTube Go users to download and install the standard software on their devices.
YouTube Go debuted in 2016, when Google wanted low-end smartphones to run the popular streaming app without features like comments, video creation, or switching to dark mode. It was also aimed for markets where connection was an issue, such as India.