YouTube’s playback speed controls for mobile could be coming to mobile

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YouTube Speed Control

Is YouTube about to roll out one of the most important features that attract uses to its service? According to 9to5google, Google is testing video playback speed control on its YouTube app for Android.

Until now, the video playback speed feature was only found on the desktop version of the video-streaming site. Millions of users all over the world have been able to use the feature on the desktop version, but will now be excited to learn that similar feature is being extended to the Android version of the app. With video playback speed control, you will be able to play faster or slower than the default speed.

Once you tap on the three dots in the upper-right corner of the Android version of the app while watching a video, you will find a menu along with options to report a video, change the playback quality, add closed-caption, view the content in Cardboard, and access YouTube’s Help and Feedback section. For some users, a new option that lets them change the speed of a video has now been added.

According to Joe Maring of 9to5google, some users now have the option of slowing down the video to 0.75x, 0.5x, or 0.25x its normal speed, or crank it up to 1.25x, 1.5x, or 2x. However, slowing down the speed of the video you are watching will decrease or increase the playback at your selected rate.

Not everyone has seen the new feature on their app, but it will take some time before it gets to everyone if indeed the company is set for a global rollout of the video playback speed control.

You can leave us with a message below if you have noticed or seen the new feature on your version of YouTube for Android. You can share your first impression of the feature on your phone.

Recently, YouTube announced that it will discontinue its video editor and photo slideshows. The Google-owned video streaming site said both services would stop functioning from September 20th. This gives you a reasonable length of time to tidy up things before the company finally pulls the plug on the video editor and the slideshows.

It is obvious from YouTube’s action that the editor didn’t attract the type of patronage as the company had expected. The step taken by the company also indicates that the editor wasn’t as popular among users when compared to several other popular ones being used to edit videos.

However, the company announced that it would not tamper with the Enhancement feature in the video editor. You will be able to trim, blur, and filter your videos with the Enhancement feature even when YouTube eventually pulls the plug on the editor from September 20th.

“We wanted to let you know that the Video Editor (youtube.com/editor) and Photo slideshows will go away on September 20th, 2017. We’ve seen limited usage of these features, so we’re retiring them to focus our efforts on building new tools and improving on other existing features.”


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Author: Ola Ric

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