YouTube to Soon Come Out with Autoplay Feature For Users
YouTube, the most popular online video streaming platform, had recently announced that it had opened offline video playback feature for India as well as other developing nations. YouTube has also gone on record to announce that it will support GIF files. Now, the Google owned video platform is contemplating on offering the autoplay feature for certain recommended videos. There is also news that the autoplay feature for recommended or suggested videos will soon be a feature for the YouTube users.
YouTube has started testing the autoplay feature on its network with a small percent of the users. As there are a lot of videos that are added to YouTube every minute by users all across the globe, YouTube is looking at ways in which it can help users to easily find, watch as well as share the videos that are of prime importance to them. There are experiments being carried out by YouTube at the moment and features that get good feedbacks from YouTube users will be added to the online video platform.
Right now, as soon as YouTube video ends, the site offers its users a grid of suggested clips similar and relevant to the contents watched by the user. But, very soon you will find YouTube automatically playing out a video as soon as the video that you watch ends. You will also be getting an “Up Next” bar on the full screen mode which will provide the user with the information of the video that would appear after the current video. This feature could most probably be an optional feature.
YouTube expects this autoplay feature to stream similar video content would give a big boost to the portal. YouTube feels that people often do not know what to watch next when they finish watching a video on YouTube and sometimes might close YouTube. But, with this feature on, people would be tempted to stay for longer periods on YouTube and also would not need to search for similar content videos as it will be offered to them automatically.
YouTube is looking to add new features to its platform as it is now facing stiff competition from Facebook, another popular social media network, which now offers its users to watch videos as it has also started hosting videos. There are times when Facebook garners more views of the same video when compared to what YouTube has garnered and this is pretty much a worrying sign for YouTube.