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Swipe right on YouTube for next, next, next video

Now you'll never escape YouTube's event horizon.

Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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Swiping has become ingrained in our collective muscle memory for touchscreen navigation, and now YouTube's adding it as the mechanism for getting to the previous or next video in the Up Next list.

Swipe left and it returns you to the video you were just watching; swipe right and it sends you to the first video in the Up Next list. 

Since that list changes with every video, it's amazing how much faster you can get sucked into the black hole of random videos with some mindless swiping. Just seven took me from CNET's Lexy Savvides in an exoskeleton to "Dental Mental: Classic Mr. Bean."

Right now it's only available with the iOS YouTube app. I asked about Android, but didn't immediately hear back.

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