News tagged: YouTube

AT&T, Verizon Pull Ads From Google And YouTube

AT&T and Verizon have joined a growing group of companies and other entities that are no longer advertising on Google's platform. The advertisers have complained about their ads showing up next to hate speech and other extreme content on the web and on YouTube.

YouTube Getting Rid Of Annotations

Annotations are about to become a thing of the past on YouTube. The site is removing them to make newly posted video more optimized for mobile viewing. Features like Cards and End-Screens will fill in the role that annotations once had. Cards and End-Screens work well on mobile.

YouTube Will Be On Comcast X1 Box This Year

The Comcast X1 set-top box will receive a YouTube application sometime later this year. Through a deal between Comcast and Google, the video site is going to be available and voice commands will be supported. The box already includes Netflix, one of the top streaming services.

YouTube Has Auto-Captioned A Billion Videos

YouTube's automatic captions are now available on over a billion videos. The feature is far from perfect, but it does make a lot of content more accessible to those with hearing impairments. Google announced the milestone on Thursday. Captions were first added in 2006.

YouTube Testing An In-App Messaging Feature

An in-app messaging feature is being trialed in YouTube. It's currently being tested on Android and iOS, and it lets users share clips, text content, and links without leaving the app. For now, the feature is only available in Canada. This may not turn into an official feature.

Facebook Will Begin Showing Ads During Videos

Facebook is going to begin leveraging its large collection of videos by adding mid-roll ads to the platform. Publishers will be given the option of placing ads in their videos that'll appear after at least 20 seconds have been played. 55% of revenue will go to publishers.