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YouTube is testing a new section for upcoming content subscriptions
Sep15

YouTube is testing a new section for upcoming content subscriptions

Credit: https://developers.google.com/youtube A new section for upcoming content subscriptions is being tested by streaming giant YouTube. The company announced this via its official blog on Monday in a move that will make it easier to when your favorite channel will be live. What this means is that you may no longer need to scroll through your front page or subscriptions to see who is currently online. Once the feature goes live, you...

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YouTube Music gains support as the default media player in Google Maps
Jun12

YouTube Music gains support as the default media player in Google Maps

The great thing about Google apps is that they always get a lot of updates; and of course, they can easily be integrated with one another. It will interest you to know that YouTube Music is now supported within the Google Maps app. What that means is that you can now use YouTube Music as the official media app within Maps. The functionality is easy to set up—and you can do just that within a couple of minutes within the Map’s...

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YouTube’s chapters help you skip to where you want to get to in a video
May28

YouTube’s chapters help you skip to where you want to get to in a video

YouTube has made it easier for you to skip to the exact place you want to get to in a video by launching a new feature called “chapters.” With chapters, you will be able to skip to the precise place you want to watch in a video; just like in a book. As described by The Verge, chapters on desktop would not look too different from how videos have always been. You will barely notice the biggest change made by YouTube—the bar used to...

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YouTube now prompts you to stop watching videos with bedtime reminders
May24

YouTube now prompts you to stop watching videos with bedtime reminders

YouTube is further helping you to better-manage how you use its platform especially when it comes to your mental health. The Google-owned company has added new bedtime reminders to help you stop watching videos so you can go to bed. “Bedtime reminders let you set reminders at specific times to stop watching videos and (you guessed it!) go to bed. You set start and end times in your Settings, including whether or not you want the...

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YouTube influencers will get paid to help fight spread of fake news about coronavirus
Mar13

YouTube influencers will get paid to help fight spread of fake news about coronavirus

The misinformation about the novel coronavirus is as deadly as the virus itself. The UK’s Department for International Development [DFID] has announced that it would release the sum of $630,000 H2H Network to help fight fake news about the coronavirus. The Humanitarian-to-Humanitarian [H2H] had previous success in fighting the Ebola outbreak, and is now being assigned an even bigger task in terms of helping to stop the spread of fake...

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YouTube is testing new feature to help creators earn more money
Feb12

YouTube is testing new feature to help creators earn more money

A new feature that help creators earn more money through donations from users is being tested by YouTube. The feature officially called “viewer applause,” will let users purchase a clapping animation that will appear over the video they are choosing to support. The animation, per The Verge, will only appear privately to the buyer; and is currently only available as a beta. At the moment, creators would require an invite from YouTube...

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