Tuesday, 18 January 2022





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YouTube still being 'weaponised' by unscrupulous actors: Fact-checkers

13-Jan-2022 New Delhi

More that 80 top fact-checking organisations, including from India, have written to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, saying that the platform is allowing itself to be "weaponised by unscrupulous actors" to manipulate and exploit others, and to organise and fundraise...


YouTube TV reaches deal with Disney to restore ESPN, ABC, more

20-Dec-2021 San Francisco

YouTube TV has finally reached a deal with Disney to restore ESPN, FX, and its other channels to the streaming service.A while ago, Disney banned ESPN, ABC and some other Disney affiliated channels from being available on YouTube TV."We are pleased to announce...


YouTube dislike counts unofficially returns: Report

05-Dec-2021 San Francisco

Video-streaming platform YouTube's dislike count has reportedly returned through a new open-source extension called "Return YouTube Dislike".According to 9To5Google, the new browser extension makes it possible for users on Chrome, Edge, Firefox and even iOS to restore...


YouTube app rolls out 'listening controls' for all videos

04-Dec-2021 San Francisco

YouTube has reportedly started rolling out a 'listening controls' feature for Android and iOS users who are YouTube Premium subscribers.Listening controls replace everything underneath the video window with a sparse sheet. Play/pause, next/previous, and 10-second...


YouTube rolls out new tool to tip creators

21-Jul-2021 San Francisco

Google-owned YouTube is rolling out a new tool "Super Thanks" that will let users tip their favourite creators on the platform.This new feature gives creators yet another way to earn money while also allowing them to strengthen relationships with viewers."We have...


YouTube announces supervised content, more parental control

25-Feb-2021 San Francisco

Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube has unveiled a new feature that would help parents to control what their kids watch on the platform by enabling different content settings on the platform.The new feature will give parents the ability to choose from Explore,...


YouTube cracks down on music videos related to farmer protests

10-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday blocked a music video by famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal titled 'Ailaan' that was related to the farmer protests and raked in over 60 lakh views.YouTube has placed a notification on the original video, saying "This content is not...


YouTube growing fast, Shorts gets 3.5B daily views: Sundar Pichai

03-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed that videos in the new YouTube Shorts player are receiving 3.5 billion daily views, and the company will bring it to more countries in 2021.Shorts is a video-making app like TikTok where people can express themselves...


YouTube introduces audio ads for brands to expand reach

18-Nov-2020 San Francisco

In a bid to help marketers and creators further grow brand awareness on its platform, YouTube has introduced audio ads -- its first ad format designed to connect brands with  audiences in engaged and ambient listening.Audio ads, currently in beta,...


YouTube cancels its annual 'Rewind' celebration for 2020

13-Nov-2020 New Delhi

YouTube has announced that it will not organise its annual end-of-year 'Rewind' celebratory recap video this year.The company in a statement acknowledged that "2020 has been different," adding that "it doesn't feel right to carry on as if it weren't.""We know...


YouTube refuses to block video that claims Trump won election

05-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Google-owned YouTube has refused to block a video that claims US President Donald Trump has won the election, saying the video does not violate its election misinformation policies.The video, titled "Trump Won. MSM hopes you don't believe your eyes," was published...


YouTube generates $5bn in ad revenue for Google in Q3

30-Oct-2020 New Delhi

YouTube brought in $5 billion in advertising revenue in the third quarter of 2020, signaling that there has been a rebound in advertising revenue for both Google and YouTube.YouTube now has over 30 million music and premium paid subscribers, and over 35 million...


YouTube expands fact-check on video searches to Europe

24-Sep-2020 London

Google-owned YouTube on Thursday said it would expand its fact-checking feature to Europe in a bid to fight misinformation related to polls and the pandemic.According to a CNBC report, the fact-checking feature, already launched in the US, Brazil and India, will...


This tool can protect kids from viewing risky videos on YouTube

21-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has introduced a new monitoring feature in its parental control app to protect children from viewing risky videos while browsing the popular video streaming platform YouTube.When activated, the 'Safe Search in YouTube' feature...


YouTube brings back 1080p streaming option in India

17-Jul-2020 New Delhi

YouTube has lifted restrictions on 1080p HD video streaming in India after limiting the streaming quality to 480p or Standard Definition (SD).At the end of March this year, YouTube had temporarily restricted its video playback quality for users in India to lessen...


Zareen Khan debuts into the YouTube space with her own channel

18-Apr-2020 Mumbai

With social media becoming the new age norm, most actors today have their own channels, especially on YouTube. After Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Kartik Aaryan, now  Zareen Khan too has jumped onto the bandwagon. Today, Zareen launched her own channel...


YouTube faces flak for promoting racism on kids' show

24-Jul-2019 San Francisco

Google-owned content sharing app YouTube has once again come under a cloud, this time for promoting white supremacy by letting a kids' channel show racist content by portraying "beauty" and "ugly" looks in fair and dark skin shades, and failing to remove it despite...


YouTube Music now lets users switch from audio to video

19-Jul-2019 San Francisco

After matching over five million audio tracks with their official videos, YouTube Music is now letting premium users to transit from the audio of a track to watching the music video without any pauses or interruptions."Switching between audio songs to music...





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