YouTube tests video thumbnails that begin playing on mouseover


YouTube’s main website is constantly evolving, adding new features and small UI tweaks every few weeks it seems. As spotted by someone on Twitter, it appears YouTube is now testing a new feature where video thumbnails begin playing their content on mouseover. It’s a handy feature, something you’ve probably come across on other… ummm… video streaming sites, and an extremely convenient way to peek inside a video and see if it’s really worth your click.

So far, we haven’t come across anyone else who’s seeing the new feature activated for them and although it’s possible for A/B testing features like this to never see the light of day, we’ll keep our fingers crossed on this one. Although not technically “Android related,” it’s an interesting tidbit none-the-less. Anyone else seeing this yet on YouTube?


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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