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YouTube now highlights the most replayed parts of videos to let you skip the boring parts

YouTube now highlights the most replayed parts of videos to let you skip the boring parts

YouTube will now highlight the "most viewed" parts of a video in its web player and mobile apps. The feature was previously available as an experiment for YouTube Premium subscribers, but is launching for all users today.

You'll be able to identify the most popular parts of a video by the graph that appears behind its progress bar. YouTube states: “If the graph is high, that part of the video has been played over and over again. You can use the graph to quickly find and view those moments."

pretty simple! But, it's interesting to think about how it can divide the audience's attention—or, indeed, advance the work of creators, giving them another clue to identify what audiences want to see (of the stage). ). A factor that some YouTubers say creates unwanted pressure).

The company is announcing the feature as part of a package of updates — some new, some not — that essentially serve to split long videos into more manageable and accessible parts. These include a new way to loop parts of a video that was launched last year, but was not formally announced (more on that below), and an upcoming test for premium subscribers that allows users to "a Lets get the video loop" (more on that below). will let you find the exact moment in the video you want to watch" (though YouTube isn't providing any further details on how this works). These work in conjunction with YouTube's "Chapters" feature, which allows creators to Allows you to break the video into pieces.

YouTube has established itself as the home of long-format video on the web, so it's interesting to see the company trying to make its own cake and eat it that way. Yes, it's a long-playing video, but now you can cut that video into smaller, bite-sized packages, or join the most-watched clips! What else is a platform to do with TikTok on the horizon.

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