Video and YouTube
- Easily find and watch the most frequently replayed parts of a video. This is available on desktop and mobile.Learn more.
- Video chapters are now available on smart TVs and game consoles. Chapters let you jump to specific sections of a video. The Chapters can be added by the creator or automatically added. Learn more.
- You can now put an individual video on endless repeat with the Loop Video setting. Learn more.
- On mobile, there is a new improved full screen mode, with an information panel and quick action buttons to easily like/dislike, comment, share or add the video to a playlist.
- If you are a YouTube Premium customer, you can test a new feature to skip to specific moments in a video. Keep an eye on www.youtube.com/new to sign up.
is also rolling out improved Analytics
. The Engagement and Reach tabs are being combined into a new Content tab.
On the Content tab you can easily filter the stats by content type: videos, shorts, livestreams and posts. Get all the details from Creator Insider.
now shows automatic translation metrics
, so you can see what languages people are watching your videos in (and maybe add manually translated captions). You can see an overview on the Analytics Audience tab. More details from Creator Insider
YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan discussed battling misinformation
, and being the last major platform available in Russia. He says they have not compromised how they enforce policies and Community Guidelines.
YouTube joined this week’s Upfronts
- a gathering where traditionally television networks present information about upcoming series to advertisers and the media. This is the first year YouTube participated, and it signals how mainstream streaming video has become. Fun fact: “If MrBeast’s YouTube channel was its own streaming service, it would have more subscribers than the next three most popular ad-supported streaming services. (Hulu, HBO + HBO Max, Paramount+).” Is that a relevant stat? I have no idea. But it sounds good.
If you are still using classic Google Sites
, the deadline to migrate to new Google Sites
has been extended to December 1, 2022. After December 1, classic Sites will no longer be editable, and after January 1, 2023, they will no longer be viewable.
introduced a new “crisis misinformation” policy,
that aeeppears to have come out of the complications of moderating content relating to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They acknowledge that determining whether information is true or false in a moment of crisis is very difficult, but their goal is to reduce the spread of viral misinformation. So their new policy takes several steps: as soon as Twitter has information a claim may be misleading, they will not recommend or amplify that content. Warning notices will be placed on “highly visible’‘ Tweets or Tweets from “high profile” accounts (like government profiles), and likes, retweets and shares will be disabled. Removal is their last resort, because they want to “preserve speech and records of critical global events”.
will now show a warning banne
r if someone with a personal Google account (@gmail.com email) sends a malicious or phishing link.
Google has a new security hub called Protect Your Democracy,
with access to tools that help people and organizations at risk protect their accounts, protect sites from digital attacks, and maintain web access.