Technology major Google is reported to have started testing several new features for popular multimedia platform YouTube. The company recently added picture-in-picture mode for iOS devices and is also testing Google Assistant integration for topic suggestions. 9 to 5 Google is now reporting about another new feature that Google has recently started testing for the web version of YouTube.
As per the latest reports, Google has started rolling out a new feature called the ‘Continue Watching’ feature for the web. The feature is designed to offer a seamless transition from phone to the web version of YouTube.
The new feature is different from what we have seen where the app asks users to ‘Continue watching’ in case back-to-back videos are playing from a playlist.
The feature is currently being rolled out to a limited number of users. With this new feature, if someone leaves a video halfway on their smartphone, a new notification will appear in the mini-player at the bottom of the web version of YouTube.
The mini player will show an unfinished video with the text Continue watching. Users will then have the option of either playing it in the mini player itself or click on the expand icon to watch it in a full-screen standard player.
Also, for the feature to work, one will require to log in with the same Google Account on both devices. While the feature is still in the testing phase, it seems like a very good feature and will add to the convenience of watching videos on YouTube.