How to fast forward or rewind a YouTube video on Android easily

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With this new YouTube feature, the user can feel comfortable not having to go forward or backward when watching a video via the time bar, which is located at the bottom of the screen. If you want you can watch your videos in slow motion.

YouTube allows you to double tap a video forward or backward on Android

Mainly, through this new feature on YouTube you can advance or rewind a video by simply tapping the screen. This way you can appreciate the specific moment you want to see in the movie or video.



It should be noted that if you activate this feature you will be able to "Advance the video if you touch the far right of the screen" and "you will be able to rewind if you touch the far left".

Through this new function you can customize your functions along with a certain period of time. Also in the settings you can adjust the time if you want. Next we will explain the steps to achieve it.

First of all, in order to be able to advance a video on YouTube, you have to "Double tap" on the right side of the screen while the video is playing in full screen mode.

It should be understood that the YouTube platform has a default of ten seconds. So the first touch that is made will specifically advance that number of seconds.

And if you decide to move on, you just have to repeat this step and thus the video each double tap you make will advance another 10 seconds.

In this way, it should be added that to go back a video on YouTube, it is necessary to perform the same procedure. But you have to double tap the left side of the screen in order for the video to turn to rewind 10 seconds.



But if you want to keep rewinding until you find a specific part of the video, you can keep double tapping and it will rewind multiple seconds with each tap.

Method to change how many seconds go forward or backward

Likewise, if you want to change the 10 seconds that this feature takes by default, you can get it, you just have to make a few small adjustments and that's it. It is a simple procedure that you can get through this platform.

So, first you have to open the application and go to the top right corner just where your profile picture appears. When you click there, a drop-down bar will appear with different options for you to choose "Settings" for the YouTube app.

A submenu will then appear, showing various settings classified by categories but the one that interests you is named "general". It is in this section where you will find the option you are interested in, you should look in the list that is displayed, as there are several functions included there.

You have to select what it says "Double tap to go forward or backward", clicking there will automatically appear different number options which are: 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 or 60 seconds, you have to choose the amount of seconds you want to go forward or backward in the video.


Remember that the seconds you choose will be applied to these two functions in the same way. Then you can double tap the screen as many times as you want and it will advance or rewind with each double tap the number of seconds you select in that section.


Finally, it is important to note that the YouTube platform is evolving more and more. Since it includes very useful functions for a better performance both in the functions of the platform and in those of the users. Since enjoying a more intuitive interface, users can feel comfortable using YouTube.


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