Video progress bar

The video progress bar makes it easy to check 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 signed in to your Google Account on TV, your computer, or the YouTube mobile apps, and
  • Your watch history is on (not paused).

Note: 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.

Watch videos by chapter

You can navigate videos by selecting different chapters. These different chapters will break up a video into different sections.

Go to the most replayed parts of a video

The graph above the progress bar lets you see which parts of a video are most frequently re-watched. 

When you start seeking, you’ll see a graph above the red progress bar. If the graph is high, then that part of the video has been replayed often. 

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