Along with other modifications to its video player, YouTube recently unveiled a new feature aimed to assist users discover the most popular parts of a video they’re watching.
YouTube claims it’s introducing a graph that viewers can use to easily discover and watch the most replayed parts of a video, which might be especially useful for longer videos or those that haven’t split down their various sections using timestamps or video chapters.
The feature was previously only available to YouTube Premium subscribers via YouTube.com/New, but it will now be available to all YouTube users, free and Premium, across desktop, iOS, and Android platforms.
While creators frequently break their lengthy movies into chapters or link to certain areas via timestamps, the new graph intends to allow users to swiftly scan through any YouTube video to identify the most fascinating bits. These portions may or may not always correspond to where chapters or timestamps would be located, especially when some video segments become viral.
Furthermore, the tool could help direct visitors to the most beneficial parts of tutorial videos, or to the segment with the most action, such as the most watched segment of a gamer’s video.
Viewers on YouTube will now be able to see this modest gray graph as they scroll through the video using the red playback progress indicator. According to YouTube, if the graph is high, that segment of the film has been replayed frequently. The video thumbnail that appears will also indicate when you’ve reached the “Most replayed” part.
Another new feature, Single Loop, allows users to set an individual video to loop indefinitely. To use this function, choose it from the same menu where you may change the video quality, enable captions, and more.