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Oh, yeah! YouTube has gone craft-friendly!

Oh, yeah! YouTube has gone craft-friendly!

Oh, yeah! YouTube has gone craft-friendly!

I know what you’re thinking?  What do you mean YouTube has gone craft-friendly, they’ve always been craft-friendly. That’s true.  You all know I started on YouTube.  But now they have done some updates to make it better for crafty mobile users.  Let’s face it.  We all use our phones for most everything.  I film and edit my videos on my phone.  It only makes sense that you watch them on yours.

Mobile users now have more control over video quality and playback speed.  You may ask why that matters.  Well, when your hands are wrapped with yarn trying to learn the longtail cast on you just might appreciate being able to watch the video in slow motion or tap the screen to jump back 10 seconds.  Am I right?

So, what’s new?

YouTube has added some great new functionality that was only available on your desktop.  See the screenshots below to learn how to access these fantastic features on your mobile device.

YouTube has gone craft-friendly

Click the dots in the upper left-hand corner to access the menu.


YouTube has gone craft-friendly

Choose Quality to change the video resolution.

YouTube has gone craft-friendly

When you’re out and about you can lower the quality and save some bandwidth.


YouTube has gone craft-friendly

Choose captions to turn on Closed Captions. Great for when you want to review a technique quietly.

YouTube has gone craft-friendly

See! Now you can learn all about the Stitch Along while your kids look for library books.


YouTube has gone craft-friendly

Adjust the playback speed to watch the video in slow motion.

YouTube has gone craft-friendly

You can even choose how much to slow it down or speed it up. This is perfect for learning a new cast on or a difficult stitch.

YouTube has gone craft-friendly

You can even jump forward or backward 10 seconds by double-tapping the screen. I LOVE this one for when I need to watch something a few times.

I hope this helps you get the most out my crafting videos.   I’m excited that YouTube is giving mobile users this functionality.   How excited am I?  Excited enough to blog about it!!

Try it for yourself!

Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

1 Comment

  1. caroline hill 8 months ago

    Cool Kristen, you will be a great host as well as Mikey.

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