Google’s video streaming platform YouTube has announced a host of new features on its app. The new features announced will be rolled out to Android and iOS users starting today. Here are the four new features YouTube announced:
Video Chapter – This feature was first introduced by YouTube for desktop users in May and now has been introduced for smartphone users as well. The feature allows users to skip specific sections of a video. From now on, users will be able to see a list of all chapters included in the video each with a preview thumbnail of what they will find in that chapter.
A new position of 2 icons page – YouTube has moved the caption button, which it claims is a more prominent location, on the video player on phones. Also, the app will now have an autoplay toggle which will make it easier to turn on or off while they are watching.
Gesture support – The app now comes with an option to enter and exit the full-screen mode by swiping up to enter full screen and down to exit.
Suggested actions – The suggested action feature will prompt users to rotate their phone or play a video in VR when it thinks a user “can have a better experience.” YouTube also said that it will introduce more suggested actions in the future.