How to Change YouTube Double-Tap to Seek Time Settings

YouTube Double Tap Seek

In YouTube’s mobile app, there is a very helpful gesture, which allows users to double-tap the edge of the screen to skip or reverse a short portion of a video. By default, double-tapping once will change the time by 10 seconds. But, do you know the time can be easily adjusted in the settings?


YouTube Double-Tap to Seek

The process is actually simple and straightforward.

  • Press the circle profile icon on the top right corner in the YouTube App’s home screen.
  • Click “Settings” will open up an extensive list of menus for configurations.
  • Select “General”.

YouTube Double-Tap to Seek

  • Scroll down until you see the “Double-tap to seek” or “Skip forward and back” sections.
  • Click on that and a selection window will pop up.
  • You can choose from 5 seconds to 60 seconds for the double-tapping gesture, based on your own preferences.

That’s it. Now, the YouTube app will skip forward or backward by the amount of time you want.

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