How To: Skip Intros on YouTube in Just a Couple Taps

Skip Intros on YouTube in Just a Couple Taps

Binging on YouTube these days can be just as fulfilling as Netflix or Hulu, but sometimes you just need to skim through a video. Whether you want to skip over a long-winded intro or you want to show your friend the best part in the middle, YouTube has a great gesture for you.

Whenever you want to skip ahead on YouTube, just double-tap the right third of the display. YouTube will instantly jump ahead 10 seconds, and will give you on-screen feedback in the form of both fast-forward arrows and the time it jumped ahead. If you double-tap again, you'll jump forward another 10 seconds, and, if done fast enough, YouTube will add that time into the feedback (i.e. "20 seconds," "30 seconds," etc.).

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If you want to rewind, just do the same on the left-third of the window. You'll find an identical feedback experience, just this time with rewind arrows instead of fast-forward ones. Even if you reach the beginning of the video, YouTube will still say you rewound 10 seconds.

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