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YouTube Premium users can now switch between audio-video seamlessly

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YouTube has announced that Premium and Music Premium users will now be able to seamlessly switch between audio-video while the song is playing without any pauses or interruptions.

A toggle feature to switch between audio and video has been available in YouTube Music premium app ever since its India release and with the new update, users on YouTube Premium app will also be able to use this feature.

Following the update, users will be able to see a video button on the top of the screen during playback of a song. Tapping on it will instantly switch from audio to video and vice-versa at the same point in the track.

According to the company, “YouTube Music has perfectly time-matched over five million official music videos to their respective audio tracks, so no matter when or how often you flip back and forth between the two, you won’t miss a beat.”

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YouTube Music and Premium users get audio-video toggle
The toggle button for switching between audio-video available in YouTube Music Premium before this update

Switching over to the audio will also edit away the introductions seen on music videos. Users can also set their default settings to listen only to the audio every time they hit play. YouTube currently has over 5 million songs that can be used with the toggle feature as they’ve been time-matched for audio and video transition.

Go to the Settings on the app and toggle on the Don’t play music videos option. These changes will be available to both Android and iOS users.

Earlier today, Google also announced that Chrome has an ‘unintended loophole’ that allowed sites to detect if a user is browsing in incognito mode, which will be fixed by the end of this month. On July 30, Google Chrome 76 update will be rolled out, which will modify the behaviour of FileSystem API to solve the loophole and prevent sites from determining whether a user is logged in the incognito mode. Read more about this update here.

Google has also increased the reward amount for the Google Chrome bug bounty programme from $5000 to $15000 (baseline) and from $15,000 to $30,000 (for high-quality reports).

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