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YouTube calls time on 30-second unskippable video ad
Feb18

YouTube calls time on 30-second unskippable video ad

Google has announced that it’s killing off its 30-second unskippable ads feature on YouTube. The update, which comes into effect from 2018, is regarded by some tech bloggers as the company’s response to Facebook’s giant strides into live video. In a statement per Campaign, a Google spokesperson said: “As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats that work well for...

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YouTube GO app finally makes its way to Android
Feb09

YouTube GO app finally makes its way to Android

Last September, Google announced it was adding a new app to YouTube that will enable you to send videos to nearby friends. With YouTube Go, it really doesn’t matter if you have low data or not. The company announced that it would begin testing the app in India—a country with low broadband penetration. “Built [YouTube Go] for the next generation of users to enjoy the power of YouTube. Maximize your fun without burning up your data,”...

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YouTube is rolling out mobile live streaming
Feb07

YouTube is rolling out mobile live streaming

Got more than 10,000 subscribers on YouTube? Congratulations because a new YouTube feature announced today will allow you to broadcast to people on your mobile. It means that as a creator you will be able to start a live broadcast on the app on your smartphone or tablet. Don’t worry because you have less than 10,000 subscribers—the Google-owned video streaming company said a global roll out is only a couple of weeks away. So brace...

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YouTube’s new feature lets you fast-forward any video by double-tapping
Feb04

YouTube’s new feature lets you fast-forward any video by double-tapping

YouTube wants you to have it easier when viewing or checking out videos on its Android and iOS apps. The video streaming website has launched a new feature that lets you double-tap on either the left or right side of your screen to fast forward or backward any video of your choice. With this update, you can skip a video forward or backward by 10 seconds, reports TNW. Available to both Android and iOS versions of the app, the new...

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Facebook copies Snapchat yet again with “Facebook Stories”
Jan25

Facebook copies Snapchat yet again with “Facebook Stories”

It’s happening again—Facebook has launched its own version of Snapchat Stories. This is coming months after Instagram, also owned by Facebook launched its own version of Stories. The new feature, which has already gone live in Ireland, is still being tested by the social media behemoth, and could get a global launch if all goes according to plan, reports Recode. A Facebook spokesperson said: “We’re hoping to bring Stories...

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YouTube testing in-house messaging app feature on iOS and Android
Jan19

YouTube testing in-house messaging app feature on iOS and Android

YouTube is gradually changing into a more social platform, and not hiding the fact that it has the capacity to succeed. The video streaming website is taking on Facebook with its new feature, which according to TechCrunch, is already being tested in Canada. According to the report, the Google-owned company is currently testing a new in-app messaging feature on iOS and Android, which will allow users to exchange clips, texts and links...

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