It's no secret that YouTube has become the "go-to" website/app for watching videos. So, it came as no surprise when YouTube, Google's video-streaming service, recently registered 1.5 billion monthly logged-in users visiting the site. The company also claimed that it reached 180 million monthly active users on mobile devices alone. All these numbers clearly indicate how wide is the user base of the website.
People across the globe access the site for their daily dose of watching videos. Despite being such a popular service, users might not be aware how to maximize their YouTube experience. There are certain tricks which can come in handy while using YouTube. These tricks are pretty basic but make it easier for users to watch videos and all it involves is a tap here or a click there.
One such feature is allowing users to fast forward or backward easily. Here are a few simple steps to do so:
1) The first obvious step is launching YouTube on your device. Find your favourite video - or the latest trending one like Taylor Swift's latest song -- and play it.
2) Once the video plays you can double-tap on the left side of the video player to rewind and double-tap on the right to fast-forward. So if you're playing a video of a particular song where you like the guitar lead or you don't like certain rap part of a song, you can easily skip forward or backwards.
3) Just in case you are unable to do this, all you need to do is tap the top right corner and head to settings > general.
4) Tap on the option of "Double-tap to seek" and you will see an option to select the seconds you want set as the default second ranging from 5-60 seconds. Select the option that suits you the best.
This feature is applicable to videos playing both in landscape portrait mode.