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YouTube on desktop now supports vertical videos same as mobile
Jul30

YouTube on desktop now supports vertical videos same as mobile

Finally, you can get to watch vertical videos on desktop same way you have been doing on iOS and Android. Going forward, YouTube videos will now display vertical videos on desktop; and of course, without the black bars on the side. The change was rolled out last Friday by the Google owned video streaming side. Videos’ aspect ratio will now be automatically adjusted to suit the screen size of your computer. Per user forums, the company...

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YouTube is testing an ‘Explore’ tab to help you find new videos
Jul24

YouTube is testing an ‘Explore’ tab to help you find new videos

A new tab is being tested by YouTube that will help you extend your viewing habits on the video-streaming website. Called the ‘Explore’ tab according to CNET, the new feature will help you find new videos and channels. The tab or feature will act as a guide to help you find latest videos and channels, and will appear at the bottom of the app’s home screen for very few selected users. As a matter of fact, CNET reports that only 1...

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YouTube to help creators track re-uploads with new copyright tool
Jul16

YouTube to help creators track re-uploads with new copyright tool

Google is again addressing the issue of copyright infringement on its video-streaming platform YouTube. The company has announced new measures to help creators protect their works by launching what it calls “Copyright Match tool.” YouTube said the tool was borne out of the need to help creators protect their works. This is in response to calls from creators to end reposting of videos without giving credit to original owners. As a...

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YouTube’s Android app gets Incognito mode for videos
Jul11

YouTube’s Android app gets Incognito mode for videos

There are times when you feel like you need to have your YouTube browsing history or habits covered up—you just don’t like the idea of someone having access to your previously watched videos. Of course, you can erase your browsing history soon afterwards, but that is not enough tweak to keep Google off. There is some good news after all, YouTube is adding an Incognito mode so you can watch your videos privately on your Android device....

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YouTube plans to win hearts with new monetization tool called ‘Channel Memberships’
Jun22

YouTube plans to win hearts with new monetization tool called ‘Channel Memberships’

Apparently not pleased with the way creators are switching their allegiance to other platforms where they can push their content out, YouTube is rolling out a new tool to win them back. Many creators felt hard done by YouTube’s decision to demonetize their videos even before they ever got the chance to be published—a move that made them sought other alternatives. The Google subsidiary wants to mend broken relationships and is doing it...

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YouTube Premium and Music expand to more markets including Canada
Jun19

YouTube Premium and Music expand to more markets including Canada

In efforts to make its music service available to more people in different geographical locations, Google has rolled out YouTube Premium and Music to Canada and 11 other countries. This is in addition to existing places where users can access the music streaming service. Prior to this expansion, the service was already available in places like United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The company did promise at...

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