YouTube Android app to get speed controls for videos
Google is working on to add speed controls for videos played on YouTube Android app. While the YouTube’s desktop site already had this feature, the YouTube app users on Android will also be able to play videos faster or slower soon.
Similar to the desktop site, user can slow down the played video to 0.25x, 0.5x, or 0.75x its normal speed, or faster the video to 1.25x, 1.5x, or 2x. “Changing the speed won’t affect the labelled duration of the video you’re watching, but it will decrease or increase the playback at the rate you’ve selected,” says a 9To5Google report.
To access the feature, user has to go the three dots given at the upper right corner of the app. It will show the menu to change the playback speed along with other options like viewing the app in Cardboard, playback quality and access to YouTube’s Help and Feedback.
Google recently said that it would stricter measures to check on the terrorist content and videos that are uploaded on YouTube. The company has even added AI ability to YouTube which reportedly flags the extremist content 75 per cent more than a human can. ” We are also hiring more people to help review and enforce our policies, and will continue to invest in technical resources to keep pace with these issues and address them responsibly,” reads the YouTube Blog.
YouTube earlier this year also rolled out live streaming from mobile devices for its more than 10,000 subscribers. It also launched the Super Chat that allows users to highlight their message by paying a fee. “Super Chat is like paying for that front-row seat in the digital age,” says YouTube.
Live video is becoming an important feature on social media. Not only for sports or shows, people also use Live videos to share their real time experiences while travelling or on holiday. Facebook also have a Live while Twitter started the live feature only last year. YouTube’s Live video aims to take on Facebook majorly which is currently ruling the segment.
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