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YouTube adds ‘Continue’ feature to the web to resume partially played videos from your phone: Report

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YouTube is reportedly adding a new feature that allows users to continue watching videos from phones and other devices on the web through its MiniPlayer. When users partially watch a video on YouTube for Android or iOS and pause the video with the latest feature, they will be able to resume the same video by opening YouTube on the web. The video will display on MiniPlayer in the lower-right corner of the YouTube website with the text “Continue watching” just below the video title. YouTube introduced the MiniPlayer feature to all desktop users in 2018 and it allows users to compress a video into a smaller window at the bottom of the screen so users can browse through YouTube simultaneously.

The new feature of YouTube was first reported by 9to5Google. According to the report, users can continue to watch videos from YouTube’s miniplayer on the web from their phones and other devices. The small video player will come with a play button to resume where the user left off on the phone. Clicking anywhere in the floating window will take the user to the full video page.

As per the report, the latest feature will also work for Android TV with YouTube and users will need to be logged in to the same Google account to enable syncing. YouTube has not officially announced the rollout of this feature. Gadgets 360 was unable to verify the new feature on the YouTube website.

In a similar development, YouTube is also testing a new feature that allows users to download videos to their desktop web browsers. The feature is available as an experimental feature for premium subscribers till October 19, but YouTube is likely to launch it officially soon.


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Nitya P Nair is a journalist with over five years of experience in digital journalism. He specializes in business and technology beats. A foodie at heart, Nitya loves to explore new places (read the cuisine) and sneak in dialogues from a Malayalam film to spice up the conversation. more

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