YouTube’s mobile app is getting a makeover. Google is currently in the process of deploying a new interface within its application on iOS and Android.
On the program, new interface elements are appearing, while others have been moved to provide users with more intuitive navigation. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of these new features.
1. Navigate through the videos using the chapters
If the video chaptering was inaugurated a few months ago, YouTube has decided to simplify this navigation system a little more.
Now, by showing the control buttons on the video being played, just tap on the title of the current chapter to deploy the complete list of chapters of the video accompanied for each by a thumbnail.
2. Display the subtitles
If previously you had to enter the video options to enable closed captioning, now you just need to activate the video controls and press the icon CC displayed at the top right for access.
3. Disable next video playback
Likewise, the option to disable or re-enable automatic playback of the next video has been moved. Previously located below the video, it is now in the options displayed at the top right of the video when the control buttons are displayed.
4. Activate or exit full screen mode
In this new version of the application, YouTube introduces new touch gestures to enter or exit full screen mode. When the video is playing, at the top of the screen, slide your finger upward on the video to switch to full screen.
Likewise, to exit the video playing in full screen mode, slide your finger down the screen.
5. Set up a bedtime reminder
If, like many people, you promise to go to bed earlier than the last night each night, but always go to bed later, you can set up a YouTube reminder to ask you to go to bed.
To do this, from the home page of the application, tap your avatar in the top right, then enter the Viewing time menu. Scroll through the settings and turn on the Notify me when it is bedtime option. In the window that appears, define the time period during which you plan to sleep. Finally, remember to uncheck the option Wait until the end of the current video to display the reminder.