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YouTube is bringing Shopping features to Shorts
Nov17

YouTube is bringing Shopping features to Shorts

Image Credit: Mashable As reported by the Financial Times, YouTube is rolling the ability to shop for products on Shorts; its TikTok-like short-form product. With the new shopping feature, you will be able to scroll through Shorts to purchase products. The feature has been confirmed to TechCrunch by YouTube, with eligible creators in the US able to access it. “We firmly believe YouTube is the best place for creators to build a...

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YouTube opens up its livestream guests feature to more users
Nov05

YouTube opens up its livestream guests feature to more users

Image Credit: Social Media Today YouTube has rolled out its livestream guests feature to more users. The Go Live Together, according to YouTube, will now be accessible to more users starting from next week. This will provide more creative options for live streamers within the app. The feature went live last March as a small test, with only a handful of creators able to access it. Apparently, the test went well, and is now time to...

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YouTube announces ‘Pinch to Zoom,’ among other updates
Oct27

YouTube announces ‘Pinch to Zoom,’ among other updates

YouTube has launched a couple of new updates which include a Pinch to Zoom option for users. The changes according to YouTube, are designed to make the app feel “cleaner, more lively,’ and easier to use for various reasons. The Pinch to Zoom option: The feature allows you to expand playback screen to take a closer look at certain details or information. This works in similar way to how you zoom images on Instagram. This could be one...

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YouTube rolls out @handles for users
Oct11

YouTube rolls out @handles for users

YouTube has introduced a new way to identify users on its platform. According to the Google-owned streaming company, all users on its platform will now be identified by their @handles; same way it is done on Twitter and other platforms. Every YouTube user will have a unique handle that applies to his account across the platform—including channel pages, and Shorts. Users can use handle to mention others in comments, video descriptions,...

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YouTube brings narration voiceover to Shorts
Sep28

YouTube brings narration voiceover to Shorts

YouTube Shorts will probably stop playing catchup with TikTok someday—who knows? Who knows if that is going to be the case someday; but for now, Shorts wants to add some new features to help it get on track. YouTube Shorts is adding a narration voiceover feature on iOS; a tool that is heavily being used by TikTok users.    So, what good is a narration voiceover feature? For creators who want to add commentary on top of their...

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Is YouTube’s “Dislike” Button Dumb?
Sep21

Is YouTube’s “Dislike” Button Dumb?

Researchers found that YouTube “dislike” button is ineffective.  YouTube Button: Helpful or Not?  You might have disliked a lot of videos on YouTube to tell its algorithm not to recommend those types of videos. But they are still in your recommendations.  If you notice it, you’re not alone.  Mozilla researched to know how YouTube’s in-app controls, including the “dislike” button, influence video recommendations....

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