YouTube rolls out most replayed parts, single loop and more

YouTube has introduced a new feature that will help users discover the most popular portions of a video they’re viewing, as well as a number of other updates to its video player. According to the company, it will be adding a graph that will allow users to quickly identify and watch the most replayed segments of videos. Continue reading “YouTube rolls out most replayed parts, single loop and more”

YouTube Go shutting down starting this August

YouTube Go will be closed down permanently in August. The YouTube team has announced that it is discontinuing the lightweight alternative to its main app, primarily because it has become obsolete over time. Continue reading “YouTube Go shutting down starting this August”

YouTube Shorts arrives for tablets, gets new features

YouTube Shorts creators will now be able to use video clips from billions of YouTube clips in new shorts. Earlier, creators of YouTube Shorts could only splice short audio clips from other videos on the platform. Users will be able to clip 1- to 5-second portions from eligible long-form videos, as well as “Shorts” to use in new short-form content with the most recent update. Continue reading “YouTube Shorts arrives for tablets, gets new features”

YouTube is testing emoji-based ‘Timed Reactions’ for videos

YouTube has begun testing a new feature that allows users to express reactions during certain points in a video. Similar in style to Facebook Live and Twitch, each video’s comment section will have a separate reaction pane that will display emoji reactions by the time. Continue reading “YouTube is testing emoji-based ‘Timed Reactions’ for videos”

YouTube Health adds two new features In India: Here’s how they work

YouTube announced today that it has started rolling out health source information panels and health content shelves features in India, with the goal of providing users with reliable sources for health-related information in the nation. Continue reading “YouTube Health adds two new features In India: Here’s how they work”

Google is rolling out Snapchat-like AR effects to YouTube Stories

Started with Snapchat, Facebook extended the ‘Stories’ feature to Whatsapp and Instagram last year. Falling in the same line, Google has rolled out the much-used feature on YouTube as Reels in 2017 to about 100 creators. Continue reading “Google is rolling out Snapchat-like AR effects to YouTube Stories”

YouTube is rolling out ‘fact checks’ on sensitive topics to combat fake news in India

The term ‘Fake news’ is seen as the greatest threat and has the ability to fracture our society. The main sources for this unverified news are indeed the social media platform including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube is rolling out ‘fact checks’ on sensitive topics to combat fake news in India”

YouTube disables comments on videos featuring kids; introduces new comment classifier

With an aim to improve child safety on YouTube, the company over the past week, we disabled comments from tens of millions of videos that could be subject to predatory behavior. These efforts are focused on videos featuring young minors. It said that it will continue to identify videos at risk over the next few months. Continue reading “YouTube disables comments on videos featuring kids; introduces new comment classifier”

KaiOS gets Google Assistant, YouTube and Maps integration

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KaiOS Technologies, maker of KaiOS has announced an expansion of their partnership with Google. With this deal, KaiOS will get deeper integration of Google’s services like the Google Assistant and Google Maps, and can now access YouTube for the first time on their smart feature phones. Continue reading “KaiOS gets Google Assistant, YouTube and Maps integration”

YouTube TV expands to 95 new markets covering over 98% of households in the US

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YouTube has announced that it is expanding its YouTube TV platform beyond the 100 markets in the USA to nationwide; rest of the country. YouTube is rolling out TV to 95 markets, covering over 98 percent of households in the United States. Continue reading “YouTube TV expands to 95 new markets covering over 98% of households in the US”

YouTube for iOS gets new horizontal swiping gesture to navigate between videos

YouTube has announced that it is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The app will get a new horizontal swiping gesture that lets you move forward and backward through the video you are watching. Continue reading “YouTube for iOS gets new horizontal swiping gesture to navigate between videos”

YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 224 million comments in Q3 2018


Back in April, YouTube had launched a quarterly YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement Report as part of this ongoing commitment to transparency. Further to the commitment, the company is now expanding the report to include additional data like channel removals, the number of comments removed, and the policy reason why a video or channel was removed. Continue reading “YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 224 million comments in Q3 2018”

YouTube autoplay on home rolling out for Android and iOS

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YouTube has announced that in the next few weeks, it will be rolling a new feature which brings the ability to autoplay videos on the home which helps you preview videos and watch YouTube on-the-go without audio. This feature is already available on YouTube Premium members on Android. Continue reading “YouTube autoplay on home rolling out for Android and iOS”

YouTube rolling out Instagram-like Stories widely

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YouTube has announced that it is rolling out YouTube Stories to all eligible creators with 10K+ subscribers. You can add text, music, filters, YouTube stickers, and more to make your story uniquely you.  To create a story, just open the YouTube mobile app, tap on the video camera icon, and select “Create Story.” Continue reading “YouTube rolling out Instagram-like Stories widely”