YouTube‘s embedded video player now comes with a new scroll-through feature that allows you to view related clips within the player with just a few clicks.
This new and improved YouTube interface shows an array of related videos that pops up at the bottom of the screen by just clicking the menu button underneath. Hovering through the thumbnails and clicking through them opens videos right there and then, saving you time and making your viewing experience easier and more “fun”. With the old version of the embedded player, viewers have to navigate away from the site where the embedded video is, and into YouTube’s web browser to see related clips.
YouTube says in its blog, “It’s fun to play with and lets you discover new, related videos without leaving your site. Just hover over the video after pressing play and watch the magic unfold..”
Interestingly, Search Engine Journal and ZDNet reported that the new embedded player also shows related Google Video Ads mixed with the other user-uploaded clips, another clever money-making strategy by the Internet search giant we’ve all known and loved. With this latest innovation, YouTube not only gives users more reason to embed videos onto their sites, it also gives advertisers wider market reach.