Popular video-sharing platform YouTube has introduced a Loop option. The new option is available on mobile. The Loop option is available on the desktop for a long. The Loop option allows users to play their currently playing video repeatedly. Users can repeat the content as long as they wish to play. Users were demanding the Loop button on mobile for a long. YouTube said that the button is available on the homepage. It is being added to the three-dot menu. The menu is displayed on the screen when a video is played. Users can find it between the Quality and Captions toggles. The new button is seen as a big deal for the users. They can now loop a long music mix video on mobile.
The Loop option just acts as the Repeat button. But the difference is that users have to tap the Repeat every time they want to repeat the video. In the Loop option, users will not have to tap the button every time. Once the Loop button is in force, the content is played on a repeated mode automatically. This is the easiest option available to repeat videos. YouTube noted that the tool will solve the problem of users who like to listen to their favorite song repeatedly. It is said to be one of the most useful tools for YouTube Premium subscribers. This will cut the time and need to keep checking the app. The Google-owned platform is adding the Loop option to both Android and iOS apps.
Meanwhile, YouTube said that it is planning to pay around USD 100 million to creators in May who uses YouTube Shorts. Creators can connect with new audiences via the Shorts camera in the main app. Its creation tools allow users to create videos. The videos, however, cannot exceed 60 seconds. There are also options available to capture clips. YouTube said that it will reach out to creators every month to reward them for their valuable contributions. Creators whose Shorts have the most engagement and highest views will be paid by the company. YouTube said that it will also ask the creators to share their feedback so that the product team can continue to incorporate suggestions to improve the experience.