YouTube and Video Updates
Lots of YouTube updates this week:
- Piloting “Touch Captions” on some English channels. These allow viewers to suggest changes to captions. (Learn more)
- OBS (version 28 or higher) users can stream to YouTube in HDR, which is higher contrast and shows more colors. (Learn more)
- Channel pages will have separate Videos, Shorts, and Live tabs (Sneak peek)
- Live Redirect - redirecting your live stream audience to another channel with a live stream or premiere in a “raid” - now has an “Allow All” setting, If you are a live streamer, you can choose to let anyone direct their audience to you, or limit that to subscribers.
TikTok Now is a new TikTok feature
that prompts people to share a photo or brief video of what they are doing at that moment. It uses both the front and back camera simultaneously so that the people you share with can see both you and what’s happening around you. Dual cameras are the latest thing, and were recently launched on Instagram and Snapchat.
The “take a photo right now” prompts were first popularized in the BeReal app
Google Ads now offers
vertical video ad templates and automated reformatting of landscape video ads to vertical videos. See the article for tips on making video ads with the Shorts “vibe”.
Web Publisher Updates
Google Search Console
has a new HTTPS report.
This will show how your site’s pages loaded over HTTP versus HTTPS, and will indicate why pages are not served over HTTPS.
Google Chat and Messaging Updates
Google Meet Updates
In Google Meet
you can now pin up to three participants video tiles on Android and iOS, in addition to on the web. Learn more