(Pocket-lint) - Google has cottoned on to the fact that people enjoy looping certain kinds of YouTube videos. Whether watching ASMR content, relaxing meditative videos or just listening to your favourite tunes on repeat it seems people love to loop.
It's been possible to loop videos for some time, but it seems that not everyone was aware how to do it and many were turning to third-party solutions.
How to loop YouTube videos easily
Now YouTube's interface has been tweaked slightly to make it clearer how to get started looping. Right-click on a video and you'll see the option to loop appear at the top of the menu alongside other options to copy the video URL, embed code and more.
Once clicked, the video will then play continuously and you don't need to worry about an "up next" video playing afterwards instead.
This change has been rolled out now and is widely available on desktop.
Looping YouTube on mobile
Unfortunately, if you're looking to achieve the same results on mobile then things are a little trickier.
There isn't currently any easy option to simply click into the menu to then hit that loop button and set a video to repeat.
It is possible to do though, with just a few more steps.
- Click the save button to add the video to a new playlist
- Name and create that playlist some logical and choose private or public
- Click to view that playlist once it has been created
- Click the little drop-down arrow and find the repeat button
- Activate repeat, sit back and enjoy
Looping in a mobile browser
If you don't want to create a playlist, you can use the desktop technique on mobile but without a browser.
Navigate to YouTube on your phone via Chrome. Then click the three dots of the menu, then click "request desktop site". Once you're there, you can then press and hold the screen where the video is playing and access the same menu that you'd see on desktop. Simply click loop and the video will play indefinitely.