With mobile overtaking desktop in terms of internet usage, many apps and web services are in a race to transfer features available on desktop computers to mobile devices.
Unfair? Sure! But YouTube is already mitigating the shift, by bringing more of its desktop features to its mobile apps. The latest, and perhaps on of the most useful, is the ability to speed up or slow down, the playback of a video.
“Why is this even important?” one might ask. With video consumption on mobile going through the roof, it makes sense for YouTube to provide even more usability features. Imagine that you want to check out the tiny little details on a specific video, or skip straight to the important stuff. Now you can do it.
According to 9to5Google, the feature is available on Android devices only, for the time being, and there is no clear idea when it will become available on iOS as well. To access it, users can tap on the three dots on the top right corner of their screen, and from there they can switch the video to 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x., 1.25x, 1.5x. and 2x speeds.