How To Search For The Most Replayed Part Of Your Youtube Video?

YouTube has introduced a new feature that is designed to help viewers to identify the most popular parts of the video. This “Most Replayed” feature is a graph that is used to locate and watch the most popular parts of a video i.e., the parts that have been played by other viewers the most. This is not helpful for smaller videos but is helpful for long videos that are not broken down into sections with timestamps by the creator.

This feature by YouTube developers is a huge step for viewers' satisfaction. Instead of playing the whole video, anyone can see the best part of the video and fast-forward to that scene easily. The most replayed feature of YouTube shows viewers which part of the video, viewers loved the most. Studying those moments can help creators to help them understand what excites their audience and they can make better content.

This “Most Replayed” feature appears in the form of a grey graph as one progresses through a video with the progress bar. If the graph is high on a point, that means that a particular segment has been replayed often. Going forward, a grey graph appears along the top of the video progress bar.

The feature is being pitched as particularly beneficial for longer-duration videos or those that haven't been broken down into sections using timestamps or chapters. Thus, it allows users to search through YouTube videos to find the most interesting parts of it.

What The 'Most Replayed' Tool Shows You

YouTube's new tool shows the popular parts of a video. It is a graph flowing up and down on the video's timeline. It shows the most and least popular moments within the video.

This graph only appears when a viewer seeks through video to find different scenes. And as they do, they can find the peak and bottom of the video. This peak is called the most replayed segment of the video.

When the peak of graph is highest, YouTube shows three things on the screen −

  • A label that reads "most replayed".
  • A thumbnail of the most replayed segment.
  • A timestamp for the scene.

How to Use 'Most Replayed' Feature to Make Better Content

After the creator identifies popular segments, it's time to figure out why they're popular in the first place. What made people return to those scenes? Why were they more valuable than others?

Here are three questions that the creator can have in mind −

  • Did people press rewind as they cannot understand?
  • Did I introduce an interesting element?
  • Did I offer a solution to a problem?

A creator can find the answers to the above three questions and can make better content for their channel.

Steps To Search The Most Replayed Part Of A Video

Step 1

Open YouTube in the browser normally to view the videos.

Step 2

Search for the video you want to see and enter its name in the search window.

Step 3

The desired video will be displayed as soon as you search it. Select that video and start playing it by clicking on it.

Step 4

The video will start playing after some ads. Put your mouse cursor on the red dot located on the progress bar and seek to the end. You can see down below a grey curvy line had appeared above the progress bar with high and low points. The points are the most played sections of the video and the flat one is the least played.

In the next images, you can see the most replayed section of the video with a thumbnail and the exact time of the maximum replayed part is also shown.

As you can see the most replayed part is 2:30:06 and this grey graph mentions it while play the video as shown below −

In the image down below, you can see the flat part of the graph which means it’s the least played part in this video, that is at 1:54:18

Will “Most Replayed” Affect Watch Time?

Creators are quite worried after this feature, if viewers already know the best part of the video, why would they watch the entire content? And this eventually will reduce the channel's watch time?

Not correct. YouTube has been testing this tool for a while, and there are no issues so far.

"We heard concerns from creators that this feature would decrease watch time or negatively impact some content types. The good news is that in our experiment, we found that there's no statistically significant impact to watch time from showing these graphs," says Pierce (YouTube product manager) in a Creator Insider video.


This feature is intended to improve the viewer experience no matter what the creator does in the video. For content creators, nothing has changed. Of course, like before, a creator should still work on their viewer retention and get their viewers to stay on the videos as long as possible.