Even though it seems like no big deal to slide your finger to the left and right on the progress bar, this bug is apparently getting under the skin of many Android users on Reddit. As it turns out, the iOS version of YouTube also doesn’t allow a user to move a video forward or back with a tap on the progress bar, but that is by design. You might think that the latest update was disseminated merely to change the capabilities of the Android YouTube app to match those of the iOS YouTube app. But you would be wrong.
Earlier this afternoon, Team YouTube sent out a tweet in which it explained that the issue with the progress bar is a bug, and that another update will be sent out once the problem is fixed (see image at the top of this article). For now, Team YouTube suggests using the method we mentioned in the first paragraph. As the tweet says, “you can still hold and drag the red dot on the progress bar.”
For what it is worth, we just installed version 13.28.53 of the YouTube app on our phone, and the progress bar remains broken.
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