YouTube has recently released an update for the Android version of the app that has apparently removed a feature that was available on the platform for a long time. Following the update, many users have reported that they are not able to tap on the progress bar that allowed them to move forward or backward in a video.
This reportedly missing feature has upset the Android users and they have taken to various social platforms to vent their anger. It is not clear as to when the changes have taken places but as per some sources, the new update with version number 13.28.53 has a non-functional ‘tap to seek’ feature and hence it is not allowing the users to move forward or backward in a video. However, YouTube has acknowledged the issue and has confirmed that it is working to release a new update to fix the issue shortly.
Meanwhile, the iOS version of YouTube is also currently lacking the ‘tap to seek’ feature that was available on the platform for many years. Just like the Android, iOS users were also able to drag a video forward or backward by tapping on the red dot of the video progress bar. But after the recent update was rolled out to the iOS version of the app, the feature has gone missing.
However, it is good to see that YouTube has acknowledged the issue and has confirmed that it is working on a fix to resolve this issue for Android users. But, there is no word about when this update will be rolled out for the iOS version of the app to fix the ‘tap to seek’ feature.
Meanwhile, YouTube has also announced a few days ago that is it working to implement a new feature that will allow the users to search trending videos, topics, channels and other contents which were not available earlier. The new feature has been named ‘Explore’ and is expected to be rolled out for the iOS users first in the coming months.