Ever noticed when you switch devices (from mobile to desktop or vice versa) while watching a YouTube video, there is this resume meter below the video you were watching from which you can continue from where you stopped, YouTube has now taken the process even farther by making it really easy to switch from your smartphone to desktop when watching a video.
The report was published by 9to5Google which made it known that while watching videos on your smartphone via the mobile app and then exit the video before finishing it, there will be a mini-player with that same video opened right in the bottom corner when you open YouTube on the web with your account.
That to me is a really cool user’s experience!
Instead of looking for the video from your Watch history and then continue from there, YouTube will have the video readily available to you when next you open your browser.
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There won’t be any further information about the video such as the channel name. All you get will be “Continue watching” beneath the title.
You can continue watching the video using the mini-player at the right bottom corner and do other things on YouTube or just expand the player to view it in a larger format.
This is definitely not a replacement for the Watch history where you can see a list of your recently watched videos all listed chronologically or the “Watch later” section which has all the videos you’ve selected to watch later.
I’m yet to personally experience this new change but the report says that YouTube is already rolling out the new feature which could take a while before it reaches its global user base.