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Video progress bar

The video progress bar makes it easy to see where you left off the last time you watched a video. When you leave a video without finishing it, a red bar under the video thumbnail shows you where you left off. When you play the video again, it will restart from where you were. 

The progress bar is available when:

  • You’re logged in to your YouTube account on TV, your computer, or the YouTube mobile apps, and
  • Your watch history is on (not paused).

Note that clearing your watch history will also clear all progress bars.

When you select a partially watched video, the video will usually resume from where you left off. There are cases where the video won’t restart from where you left off, like when the video is mostly complete. 

Sometimes, the progress bar doesn’t update right away. In this case,  try refreshing your browser or feed.
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