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

YouTube Stories

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”

YouTube to shutdown pop-up annotations on January 15th

YouTube had discontinued its annotations editor on May 2nd, 2017, and now it will also stop showing any existing annotations on January 15th, 2019. The company says the adoption of end screens and cards has grown, the use of annotations has decreased by over 70%.  Continue reading “YouTube to shutdown pop-up annotations on January 15th”

YouTube testing ‘Ad-pods’ two back-to-back ads so you can watch videos without interruption

YouTube has announced that it is planning on introducing two back-to-back skippable ads which it is calling “Ad-pods.” This will let you watch a longer video without interruptions. Currently, YouTube shows an ad at the start and while you’re in the middle of watching a video.  Continue reading “YouTube testing ‘Ad-pods’ two back-to-back ads so you can watch videos without interruption”

After WhatsApp, YouTube finally arrives for JioPhone

Reliance Jio today announced that YouTube app is finally available on JioStore, meaning it will be available to install on JioPhone 2 and JioPhone 1. The app has been built specially for Jio KaiOS, a web-based operating system designed for JioPhone so that its users get the best experience. Continue reading “After WhatsApp, YouTube finally arrives for JioPhone”

YouTube merges Gaming destination to main site; to shut down standalone Gaming app in March 2019

YouTube Gaming

YouTube back in 2015 has launched YouTube Gaming, a standalone app for gamers where it tested new features like Game Pages, Super Chat, dark theme, and Channel Memberships. Today, the company has launched a new Gaming destination; ‘youtube.com/gaming’ to give gamers a home on YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube merges Gaming destination to main site; to shut down standalone Gaming app in March 2019”

YouTube Kids gets parents approved content, “Older” version experience for tweens

YouTube Kids

YouTube today is introducing two new features to its YouTube Kids app including the parents approved content where it brings the ability for parents to handpick every video and channel available to their child in the app.

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YouTube starts testing New Explore tab on iOS [Update: Being tested on Android]

Update – August 30: A month after testing on iOS, YouTube has announced that the new Explore tab is now being tested on Android. It recently expanded to 2% of iOS users. The company might release it to everyone in the coming months based on the feedback from users since this is still an experimental feature.

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YouTube rolls out Digital Wellbeing tools to track time spent watching videos

A couple of months back, YouTube announced new tools at the Google I/O in order to help the user to understand their usage pattern. From now, users can find all the YouTube tools in one place, alongside your personal time watched profile. Continue reading “YouTube rolls out Digital Wellbeing tools to track time spent watching videos”

YouTube Signature Device report recommends phones for best video playback experience

YouTube Signature Device

At the Samsung event yesterday, Samsung mentioned that the new Galaxy Note 9 phablet is a “YouTube Signature Device” for 2019. This is YouTube’s brand new initiative that suggests the best phones that offer superior YouTube watching experience. The company calls it “signature devices,” for watching YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube Signature Device report recommends phones for best video playback experience”

YouTube experimenting new swipe-based gesture navigation on its app

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YouTube is said to be experimenting with new swipe-based gesture navigation and this would make the navigating between videos in the YouTube app a whole lot easier. You can slide with your finger to swipe between videos.  Continue reading “YouTube experimenting new swipe-based gesture navigation on its app”

YouTube said to be testing Instagram-like Stories

YouTube Stories

Snapchat’s Stories now feels like one great feature as everyone now wants to jump on it. It was Instagram who directly ripped off the feature and later was added to Facebook and Messenger, now it is YouTube who wants in. The feature on YouTube was first spotted a while ago and it looks exactly like the one we are using on Instagram.  Continue reading “YouTube said to be testing Instagram-like Stories”

YouTube for iOS gets Dark Theme, coming to Android soon [Update: Being tested on Android]

Update – July 30, 2018: Even though the company said that Dark Theme is coming to Android soon, a Reddit users has received the feature, so we can expect it to roll out for Android in the coming weeks.

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YouTube web player updated to adapt to different aspect ratios

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YouTube today has announced it is pushing an update to the YouTube video player on the desktop. The player now automatically adapts to provide the best viewing experience based on the video’s size and your screen size. After Android and iOS, this update is now coming to the desktop.  Continue reading “YouTube web player updated to adapt to different aspect ratios”