News tagged: YouTube
YouTube Uptime, an app that makes viewing YouTube videos a more social experience, has left its beta phase. The software was created by Google's Area 120 incubator and it initially arrived in the US as an invitation-only app. Now, anyone can get it in the US on iOS.
Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter are joining forces to counter extremist content online. They've jointly launched a new initiative, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, that'll try to reduce the access terrorists have to online platforms.
Tumblr has apologized for accidentally filtering out innocuous LGBTQ content with its Safe Mode feature. After receiving a large number of complaints, the platform updated its algorithm so that content is only filtered out if it's genuinely explicit.
YouTube's mobile application is receiving an update in the coming weeks that'll include dynamic video resizing, improving the appearance of some videos. The new feature will change how a video looks based on its size and ratio. This will be useful when watching vertical videos.
Google launched its new streaming service called YouTube TV back in April, but at first, it was limited to 4 major markets. To further improve the service, the company has now announced its biggest expansion of YouTube TV, which is now coming to 10 new markets.
Not everyone wants to watch the 360-degree videos as the technology has yet to mature. Because of that, YouTube is working on a new virtual reality format for creating content in 180-degrees called 'VR180.' YouTube also said that the format would allow creators to make VR
After receiving backlash from the LGBTQ community a few months ago, YouTube began working on ways to improve its Restricted Mode policies. Now, an update to those policies has arrived. The company worked with LGBTQ content creators and others to fix some issues.
Google has outlined a four-part strategy meant to further tackle the problem of extremist content on YouTube. Its strategy is largely centered around increasing and improving its use of AI and reviewing systems, which can find extremist videos among the millions on the site.
VR content is still in its early days, but with every passing day, more contents are posted online. Because of that, YouTube wants to help you to create better 360-degree and virtual reality videos by introducing new analytic tools, allowing creators
YouTube has clarified some of its monetization policies, making it clear that "hateful" videos won't make money from Google's advertising system. The guidelines help ensure advertisers won't be placing their ads on problematic content and they help creators navigate monetization.
Android platform has just received a new YouTube application and after months of testing, the new software update finally brings updated user interface. The biggest change to the new interface is a bottom navigation bar, with clearly labeled tabs - Home, Trending, Subscriptions,
In order to live stream from YouTube, it was required that you have 1,000 subscribers. The good news is that YouTube's mobile streaming feature has been made more accessible as the company has reportedly dropped the 1k subscriber limit altogether, making it available to everyone.
Seven new channels have joined YouTube's streaming service. YouTube TV is now offering AMC, BBC America, and Telemundo as part of its $35 per month offer. It's also offering Universo, Sundance TV, We TV, and IFC. The service now includes 46 cable channels.
Warner has extended its music licensing agreement with YouTube despite its discontent with the way piracy is handled by the platform. This extended licensing deal ensures copyright holders get paid for legal streams. Warner released a statement showing it's not entirely pleased.
Google's YouTube is investing heavily in a new lineup of free original content that'll feature some well-known celebrities. It's working with individuals like Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, and Ludacris. Content will begin showing up "later this year."
YouTube has formally opened up access to its updated look, which has a video-centric material design appearance. The new appearance also has an official dark mode, which is bound to please a large percentage of users. Eventually the design will go out to everyone.
Like on YouTube, Facebook is going to let video creators make money when their videos are stolen. If someone re-posts content without the creator's permission, the original creator can receive all of the revenue from the content. Facebook has updated its Rights Manager.
YouTube's Kids app, which offers a content selection that's acceptable for children, is now available on smart TVs and it'll soon reach Android TV. Kids is popular in many households as it makes it easy for parents to give their children access to kid-friendly content.
YouTube has addressed a problem with its Restricted Mode that was filtering out an unnecessary portion of LGBT content. The site was criticized recently for the filtering even though Restricted Mode is only utilized by a small portion of YouTube users.
Tumblr has come out with a new app that aims to make watching YouTube videos a social activity. The new Cabana app lets up to six people video chat while watching a piece of content. When you're in a Cabana chat, anyone in the room can browse YouTube and pick a video.