You may soon be able to rewind, fast forward through Instagram videos


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Your video-watching experience on Instagram  might soon get a whole lot better.

The social network is testing a feature that would let you rewind or fast forward through videos, according to tipster Jane Manchun Wong.

Wong tweeted about the feature Wednesday, along with a GIF showing a white "seek bar" at the top of a video. Sliding your finger along the seek, or progress bar lets you move forward or backward through a video.

Currently, users have to rewatch an entire video on their feed (or in Stories) if they want to see something again. IGTV, a standalone app for videos from creators, on the other hand, lets users rewind and fast forward through content. 

Instagram didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation and comment.