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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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Google is changing ways ads are being shown while watching videos on YouTube
Nov23

Google is changing ways ads are being shown while watching videos on YouTube

In response to current trends and feedback [probably], Google is changing ways videos are being shown during videos. From observation, the company said it has noted that viewers are becoming increasingly comfortable watching longer videos. According to a blog post, the video-streaming website says it has observed that interrupting viewers less often with ads leads to better user metrics. The new test being conducted by Google, will...

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YouTube gives parents control over videos their kids can watch
Sep14

YouTube gives parents control over videos their kids can watch

The last two updates Google introduced to YouTube Kids were all about making the app more secure for users. However, more emphasis emphases were placed on parental controls among several others. In the latest update announced late on Thursday, Google is once again giving parents more controls—this time it is all about the types of videos kids can see on the platform. The update, according to Google, is geared towards improving user...

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