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YouTube Creators can now add filters to their YouTube Stories
Mar12

YouTube Creators can now add filters to their YouTube Stories

YouTube is giving creators on its platform more creative power—they can now apply filters to their YouTube Stories. This is not actually new because the ability to apply filters to stories have been a part of Snapchat, which by the way pioneered the stories feature every social media platform is copying today. According to Engadget, creators on the YouTube platform can now apply AR selfie filters to their YouTube Stories. The animated...

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YouTube set to tackle fake news with new “information panels”
Mar08

YouTube set to tackle fake news with new “information panels”

YouTube has intensified its battle against fake news by launching new “information panels.” When people search for topics that are “prone to misinformation,” boxes of texts that counter such from YouTube’s fact-checking partners will be displayed, BuzzFeed reports. Panels, however, will show up on search results pages rather than on individual videos. This of course, does not mean that videos containing fake news will now appear in...

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YouTube is testing a video recommendation download feature
Jan16

YouTube is testing a video recommendation download feature

Per Android Police, YouTube is testing a new video recommendation downloads feature—and is doing so in select locations. Per a Malaysian AP reader @JazliAziz, a new section called “Recommended downloads” showed up when he opened the downloads section on his YouTube app. This is a feature already in use in Netflix, and despite being a later starter, YouTube could encourage more people to use this feature if it does see the light of the...

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YouTube launches a new way to swipe between videos
Jan15

YouTube launches a new way to swipe between videos

YouTube has launched a new way to swipe between videos. The new feature allows you to swipe left to see recently watched videos, and swipe to move to the next recommended in line. This new functionality retires the previous arrangement where a user had to active tap to move between videos. The feature was rolled out on Monday for iOS 6S and above, and is expected to be available to all users whose device fall within the requirement...

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YouTube for Android is rolling out updated voice search
Jan08

YouTube for Android is rolling out updated voice search

YouTube for Android is rolling out a more powerful voice search for everyone. When the version of the app is rolled out on your device, a prompt note with an inscription saying “New ways to search with your voice!” will pop up—but this will only appear when initiate a query. When you tap the microphone icon in the top-right corner, a full screen interface that respects your dark more will load. 9to5google reports that a big button at...

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YouTube is rolling out “Autoplay on Home” as default for Android and iOS
Dec04

YouTube is rolling out “Autoplay on Home” as default for Android and iOS

Over the next couple of weeks, YouTube will be rolling out “Autoplay on Home” as default iOS and Android. This is one update that will most certainly gladden the hearts of creators on the video-streaming site. “Over the next few weeks, we’re rolling out a new YouTube app feature called “Autoplay on Home,” which helps you preview videos and watch YouTube on-the-go without audio.” Autoplay on home is a feature those on YouTube Premium...

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