YouTube gets a lot of traffic from mobile devices so it makes sense for the company to continue to refine the viewing experience for those accessing the world’s largest video streaming website via a mobile device. It has now rolled out a new double-tap gesture for users on iOS and Android which will enable them to easily skip ahead or back in any video by ten seconds.

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According to reports, the new version of YouTube for iOS and Android includes support for this new feature which only works when the video is being viewed in full-screen mode. All users need to do is double-tap on the left or right side of the display to fast forward or backward by ten seconds.

Google hasn’t really made a big deal out of this so it’s unclear precisely when this feature was released but it’s highly likely that this feature was included in the latest update for the YouTube app for both iOS and Android that was released on Wednesday earlier this week.

It remains to be seen how users respond to this new feature as some might feel that it just slows down the interface and makes it tricky to switch to full-screen mode and back. You should be able to try it out on your device if you’ve updated YouTube to the latest version.

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