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YouTube latest bug makes it harder to use progress bar on Android

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : July 25, 2018 1:35 pm

With the latest update now comes a new bug that makes it difficult for users to move a video forward or backwards on Android. YouTube has acknowledged this bug and that has promised that it will soon roll out a fix to solve this issue. Users can still slide the red button that sits on the progress bar.
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YouTube recently updated its application on Android to version 13.27. However, with the latest update comes a new bug that makes it difficult for users to move a video forward or backwards on Android.

 

Earlier, whenever a user wants to skip one part of the video, he/she can simply tap on the progress bar and video will begin from the exact spot. However, with the latest update, this feature is no longer working. However, users can still slide the red button that sits on the progress bar and slides it right or left to move a video forward or backwards.

 

YouTube has acknowledged this bug and that has promised that it will soon roll out a fix to solve this issue. “If you're using the YouTube app on Android, we're aware of an issue with tapping on the progress bar to skip forwards/backwards...Will share another update once it's fixed!” the company said in a tweet.

 

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Interestingly, the iOS version of YouTube does not allow users to move a video forward or backwards. Users can only skip the video by sliding the red button on the progress bar. Previously, YouTube started rolling out picture-in-picture mode to a wider audience.

 

YouTube is rolling out the feature to selected users in the US. The update is server-side and it is rolling to random users in the country. There will be a toggle in the Settings menu that will allow users to continue to watch videos when they press the home button. However, it is important to note that the uploader can restrict the access for picture-in-picture mode and currently most of the music videos won't work in this mode.

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