You can now skip chapters in YouTube videos with two-finger double tap

You can now skip chapters in YouTube videos with two-finger double tap
  • Google has rolled out a new feature to skip chapters in YouTube videos.
  • The new two finger double gesture allows users to skip chapters both forward and backwards.
  • The update is available for the latest Android beta users.
In a new update from Google for Android users allows them to skip ahead or backwards to the next or previous chapter in a YouTube video with a two finger double tap. A Reddit user magnatronmusic31 discovered the feature as confirmed by Android Police.

The chapters are different sections of a YouTube video that lets users preview its name and additional information.

The feature is said to be an addition to the newly launched video scrubbing gesture on YouTube. By a simple tap and hold with your finger on the screen and then sliding it left or right you can scrub through the video.The two-finger gesture will only work on videos with chapters embedded in them. This new feature will help users skip to their favourite chapters with ease.

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Earlier, users could skip 10 seconds by double tapping with one finger. You will not trigger the 10 seconds-skip with the new gesture since it requires you to use two fingers. It is easier to use as the gesture in the landscape mode, while using it in the portrait mode needs some more precision.

How does the gesture work


Using this gesture, you can move both forward and backward in a video. If you wish to skip to a chapter ahead, you will have to use the two-finger double tap on the right side of the screen. Similarly, if you wish to go backwards, you will need to tap on the left of your screen.

The two finger double tap gesture is currently available for Android beta users v16.31.35. It is still unclear if this gesture is related to the scrubbing feature, which is still not seen on many devices having the latest Android beta update. The features are still in the roll-out phase and they will be available on your Android device with the latest update soon.

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