Google is continuously improving its YouTube app to make things easier for their users. After introducing a dark theme for Android last week, YouTube is now testing the ability to swipe through videos to quickly jump to the next one. Youtube Swipe Gesture For Android will allow YouTube users to swipe left and right through videos. This gesture is quite intuitive and faster than the current alternatives. It can allow the users to swipe through an entire page including the player window, title, descriptions, like/dislike/share buttons, and suggested videos.
Youtube Swipe Gesture For Android Allows Skipping to Next Videos
Youtube Swipe gesture is quite faster. Swiping left or right from the edge of the screen specifically takes users to the next item queued in “Up next.” The users don’t need to tap for the next video. Even though they don’t need to tap the forward or backward buttons that are overlaid on the video player. It is a better way to quickly return to the last clip. It replaces tapping and waiting for the previous button hence, its a faster gesture.
Android Youtube’s new gesture isn’t available to everyone. Only a limited number of Android users have been invited to test it. If you want to check whether you’re among the selected few then do the following steps:
- Simply open YouTube
- Open the Home tab.
- Try to swipe left/right from the home tab.
If you become successful in doing so, then you are among those selected testers otherwise wait until this feature rolls out for all users. It’s a small improvement that will not require too much time so we can hope to get our hands on this new gesture very soon. We just need to spot the new gesture on our Smartphones as there may be no official announcement of its initial rollout from the company.