Jul 2nd, 2013

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Ryan Socio, a user over at The Verge’s community with an untouchable track record when it comes to Google’s Android apps, has leaked some early information about an impending update to YouTube. According to him, the app will soon give users the ability to search for other videos while a video is playing, all without interrupting the video experience.

Socio says the user interface will remain the same in terms of overall aesthetics, but a new “arrow” button will appear during playback that you can swipe down on, thus moving the video to a smaller window down below while you continue to scroll through more videos above. He also notes “it currently doesn’t support system wide capabilities,” but that it should come by launch.

We’re not sure if that means we can expect to be able to use entirely different apps while video playback is going on, but we’ve reached out for more clarification. It could be a very killer feature either way, and we hope these rumors turn out just as true as the accurate ones Socio put out there for Hangouts before its official debut. What do you think?

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