YouTube makes it easier to find the best moments in a video. The service updates its desktop and mobile video players with a previously experimental chart showing the most popular (i.e. replayed) segments. You may not need to use guesswork or chapter markers to jump past the fluff and get to the content you really want to watch.
The company has also teased plans to test an “easier” method of finding the exact point in a video you want to play. Rather than simply displaying a thumbnail for a particular point, the player displays a visual timeline (below) that can indicate a scene change. The test is coming “soon” to Premium subscribers via YouTubes “new” section†
The additions join an existing wave of improvements, including an improved full-screen mode, auto-generated chapters, and single-video looping. However, these latest upgrades are more targeted: YouTube is clearly aware that you may not want to watch an entire video to find the snippet you’re really looking for.
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