Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube keeps growing, as the company recently bought a larger area to relocate its headquarters and the website is constantly getting visual changes and additional features to improve the viewing experience. Now they are adding a neat feature to its web browser interface, the ability to repeat a video indefinitely. This could be done using simple Chrome extensions or using special websites, but it is always nice to have more features built right in. To enable this, just watch any video and click on it with the secondary button, you’ll see a menu with many options including Loop functionality, just select it, and whenever the video ends, it will start playing again automatically. Once you’re done, you can repeat the procedure and uncheck the Loop option to stop replaying the video.
There are several scenarios where this might be useful, let’s say you just listened to a song and you don’t want to stop hearing it for a while, instead of hitting the replay button over and over, you can just enable Loop. This might be one of the most popular uses as there are videos where a really popular song plays over and over that can last up to 10 hours. Another scenario would be when you’ve found a long video filled with music that you love and you think would be perfect for a party, just check the Loop option and stop worrying about replaying the video. If you’re a business owner, you could just do the same with a mix of videos that you would like to display in your screens. Some meditation music could also benefit from this feature. It could even make the process a little easier for multimedia art installations in museums that already use looping videos.
As you can see, there are a lot of situations where looping a video might be useful. The feature is only available in desktop for now and it is currently unknown if it will be integrated into the mobile apps in a near future. Even though it is already available in most regions, this hasn’t been confirmed by YouTube.