YouTube CEO Agrees 2018 Rewind Video Was ‘Cringey’

YouTube has a tradition of putting up a Rewind video towards the end of every year which recaps some of the biggest highlights of the platform for the outgoing year. It did the same in 2018 but viewers didn’t like it one bit. The 2018 Rewind video actually ended up breaking the record for the most disliked video on YouTube. It broke the record merely a week after it was […]


YouTube Discussing Options To Prevent ‘Dislike’ Button Abuse

The Like and Dislike buttons on YouTube allow viewers to provide feedback to creators about the videos they upload. More often than not, “dislike mobs” get together to target a video by disliking it en masse without even watching. This is something that obviously irks creators and YouTube has been discussing its options to prevent it.


YouTube Inverts Resolution Options In Quality Picker

YouTube lets you pick the playback quality to suit your internet situation. If you’ve got a reasonably fast connection, it will start off at a lower resolution and automatically ramp it up to the highest possible setting based on your connection speed. You could also do this manually and the video streaming service has now switched up the order in which the resolution options are listed in the quality picker.


YouTube To Stop Recommending Conspiracy Videos

Conspiracy videos can be fun and entertaining to a certain degree because it makes you think about things. However at the same time it can be dangerous as it can result in people actually buying into the conspiracy, which could also make them take action based on potential falsehoods that could endanger themselves or others around them.


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YouTube TV Finally Rolling Out Nationwide

The YouTube TV streaming service was launched back in February 2017. It has been over two years since it was launched and it has gradually been rolled out to markets across the United States. YouTube TV has finally reached nationwide availability after almost two years of its initial launch. It now offers coverage for 98 percent of households in the United States.


YouTube Drops Banhammer On Dangerous Challenges And Pranks

Videos about challenges and pranks tend to do quite well on YouTube. There has always been a debate on where does one cross a line when it comes to content of this sort as there are more than a few instances where people have taken things to far just for fame and fortune on YouTube. In light of the recent Bird Box-inspired challenges being posted on YouTube, the video streaming […]


YouTube Testing Video Download Recommendations

YouTube has for a while now allowed users to download videos for offline watching. This can come in handy if you’re traveling somewhere and don’t have an internet connection, but want to keep yourself entertained. It can also be useful in developing markets where mobile data is expensive and limited, so saving videos offline while on WiFi lets users watch them later.


YouTube Testing Recommendation Bubbles Under Videos

YouTube’s recommendations aren’t new and are a way for the company to get users to keep using its website and watch video after video, which in turn generates more ad revenue for its creators and themselves. These recommended videos appear in multiple locations, like to the sidebar of YouTube, or at the end of a clip.


YouTube Will Be Adding Gesture Controls To Its Mobile App

YouTube already supports certain gesture controls on its mobile app, such as double tapping to the left and right of the screen to fast forward or rewind parts of the video. In a report from TechCrunch, it seems that new gesture controls are in the works for YouTube’s mobile app that will be rolled out next week.


YouTube Now Showing Community Posts On Its Main Page

Several years ago, YouTube launched a community feature where it acted like a little social media platform of sorts where creators could share photos and post updates that keeps their followers updated on what they are doing. These posts appeared in a separate community tab on YouTube.


YouTube To Remove Automatic Twitter, Google+ Sharing Tools

If you’re a YouTube creator who uses the platform’s automatic sharing tools to share the videos you’ve uploaded, the bad news is that you will now have two less options in the form of Twitter and Google+. This was revealed by Google on their support page where they stated that automatic sharing on Twitter and Google+ would end at the end of the month.


Samsung’s Bixby Will Soon Work With Google Maps And YouTube

#CES2019 – Samsung has tossed their hat into the digital assistant ring when they launched Bixby, although initial impressions of the software weren’t particularly positive as many felt it was still lacking. However at CES 2019, Samsung announced that they would be expanding Bixby’s capabilities thanks to partnerships with various tech companies such as Google.


Coachella 2019 Will Be Streamed Live On YouTube

If you can’t visit the Coachella music festival in person, fret not, because both weekends of the festival will be streamed live on YouTube. The online video streaming giant is ramping up its partnership with the festival and will be streaming performances live from both weekends. This is going to be happening for the very first time.


PewDiePie’s Take On YouTube’s 2018 Rewind Has Broken Records

Every year YouTube does a Rewind video that basically summarizes the various videos launched in the year that have gone on to become popular/viral. However the 2018 YouTube Rewind was met with immense dislikes, quickly and ironically becoming the platform’s most disliked video ever.