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Stories is making its way to YouTube with “Reels”
Dec03

Stories is making its way to YouTube with “Reels”

Everyone wants a piece of Stories; a feature made popular by Snapchat. YouTube is the latest to signify its interest and has started testing a feature called “Reels.” Reels, according to TechCrunch, is not an exact version of Snapchat’s Stories because YouTube wants to add some changes to it. It will appear in a brand-new tab on a creator’s channel—something that makes it different from Instagram’s and Snapchat’s versions. In an...

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YouTube cracks down on child-exploitation videos and comments
Nov23

YouTube cracks down on child-exploitation videos and comments

YouTube says it has had enough of channels that tend to exploit children with some of their content. According to the video-streaming website, it is rolling out some stricter policies to deal with the issue, and make its platform more secure for minors. The Google subsidiary said in a blog post on Wednesday that it has noticed a growing trend in recent months of content on its platform that attempt to “pass as family-friendly, but...

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YouTube Kids rolls out parental controls and profiles in latest update
Nov05

YouTube Kids rolls out parental controls and profiles in latest update

Last year Google gave parents power to block unsuitable content in YouTube Kids. This time around, the tech giant is going a step further by adding more parental control features to the app. Google said its latest feature is based on rapport it had with parents who felt they needed more control over the kind of content their children get access to. Parents, according to YouTube, can now block or flag off any content that they are...

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YouTube opens new way for Gaming Creators to make money on their channels
Sep20

YouTube opens new way for Gaming Creators to make money on their channels

Apparently, YouTube is taking one away and replacing it with another. The video-streaming website is pulling the plug on paid content, and will instead open the door to gaming creators to make money on their channels. Users were from last Tuesday blocked from creating new paid content on the site—indicating that an end has finally come to paid content. Paid content was launched in 2013, but failed to achieve desired results—and...

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YouTube TV expands to 8 more American cities
Sep15

YouTube TV expands to 8 more American cities

YouTube TV has further expanded to eight more cities, including Albuquerque, Austin, Birmingham, Greenville, Norfolk, Portland, Raleigh, and Sacramento. It means people in those eight cities can now start enjoying live TV streaming for $35 every month. When Google launched YouTube TV in 2016, only five cities had the opportunity of accessing it. Last July, the service was extended to more cities including DC, Houston, Atlanta,...

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YouTube’s HDR playback now available on Android
Sep09

YouTube’s HDR playback now available on Android

So YouTube has finally added its exciting HDR playback feature to Android—and that’s according to TNW. The feature is currently still only available to select devices, but it shouldn’t take long before it goes round. YouTube’s HDR playback feature only works with compatible devices including Google Pixel, LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Samsung Note8, and Samsung S8. The list will continue to grow as Google has promised to add the...

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