Swiping videos / gesture controls help contain users and leads to more time watching videos.
SO, What this could mean for music videos & the revenue generated form the views on them?
The ease of use & ability to switch by swipe may pull users into other music through YouTube’s video selection algorithms, and offer a better experience and way to discover new music. But, will having instant access to additional suggested videos change how long people watch/listen to a video too? It could also affect royalty streams if someone ‘swipes’ within 30 seconds.It will be interesting to compare watched minute stats on videos before and then again after this change!
YouTube counts a “view” as someone watching the video for at least 30 seconds.
Well’ be watching & keeping you up to date!