YouTube Autoplay on the Home feature was exclusive to premium users since earlier this year, but now it is coming for all the mobile phone users in the coming weeks. This feature is essentially autoplay videos on the home page without any of the sounds and with captions switched on. Autoplay on the Home is now coming to all the all free users on both the iOS and Android users in the coming weeks. This feature can be easily disabled if the users wish to, or keep it on only at the time of using the Wi-Fi.
In a report on its product forum page, Google has confirmed that the Autoplay for the Home is coming to all the iOS and Android YouTube app users in the coming weeks. While the AutoPlay is a welcome feature for some, in developing where data is still limited, Google has given the option to switch it off if the users want. To disable the feature, users need to head to settings > AutoPlay > AutoPlay on Home > and choose from the Wi-Fi only/off/Always On.
The new AutoPlay on Home feature lets the user previews the videos and watches the YouTube on the go without audio and with captions on as well. Because captions now also play a critical role, Google has provided creators with the new tools like the creator uploaded captions, automatic captions, and crowd-sourced community captions. At the time of scrolling on the home screens, users will now see the thumbnail for a brief period, before the AutoPlay starts on its own.
YouTube AutoPlay on the Home feature will also be going to bring in number of views for the creators, and amp up higher engagement for the video streaming platform. As already mentioned above, that this feature as of now is not just live yet, and is soon going to come up on both the Android and iOS users in the few coming weeks. At the time of scrolling on the home screens, users will now see the thumbnail for a brief period, before the AutoPlay starts on its own.
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