YouTube Finally Announces Brilliant New ‘Double Tap’ Feature

by : UNILAD on : 01 Feb 2017 16:21

You know when you just want to show someone a specific part of a fight on Youtube, or rewind and replay the same part of a dance video so you can practice the moves (just me?)?


Then because the small red slider at the bottom of the screen is too bloody fiddly, you end up clicking the next song button and throw your phone at a wall?

Well, the video sharing site have found a solution to this problem with their new double tap feature which allows you to skip forward or backwards by ten seconds just by tapping the right or left side of your screen, Mashable reports.

The Quick Seek function also lets you skip 20 or 30 seconds with a triple or quadruple tap, but that’s a skill to master in itself.


It just takes a little look at everyone on your morning commute to see we’re in a mobile phone addiction epidemic, so Youtube are really trying to adapt their desktop-savvy website to be maneuvered by a finger instead of a mouse.

One feature that is particularly useful on desktop is that you can hover over the video slider and see stills of the video at any point.

The feature is now widely available on iOS and Android.

Go on, give it a go and fuel the lazy culture being facilitated by the constant development of shortcuts for life.

Topics: Technology


  1. Mashable

    YouTube answers our prayers, adds skipping forward and backward with a double tap