YouTube to launch $100 million creator fund for Shorts video feature

YouTube said the new fund will pay thousands of creators each month whose videos on Shorts receive the most engagement from viewers. The streaming video site added it will begin to test ads on Shorts. As the market for short video features becomes more crowded, platforms have used creator funds as a way to court more users.

May 11, 2021, 22:45 PM IST

PUBG Mobile India hints at relaunch, teaser appears on YouTube

It was banned in India from September last year due to a border dispute between India and China. Talking about the teaser, it didn’t reveal much about the launch in India. It just teased the arrival of PUBG Mobile India as “coming soon”. However, the video was quickly removed but some PUBG fans took screenshots of the teaser.

Apr 30, 2021, 14:59 PM IST

Now YouTubers can change their channel name without changing entire Google account

Until now, YouTube creators had to change their name and icon for their entire Google account -- so their name on YouTube would be the same name they send emails from in Gmail. The new update is expected to offer more flexibility for creators who might prefer to send emails under their actual name instead of their channel name. 

Apr 23, 2021, 23:38 PM IST

Google updates YouTube ad targeting terms to remove hate speech

At the same time, the report found, Google was blocking advertisers from using terms such as "Black Lives Matter" to find videos and channels to run ads against. After The Markup reached out to YouTube parent company Google for comment, it said the company actually blocked more racial and social justice terms, including "Black excellence" and "civil rights."

Apr 10, 2021, 15:33 PM IST

Here’s how YouTube Shorts work

The service, Shorts, lets users record mobile-friendly vertical videos that can be spiced up with special effects and soundtracks pulled from a music library. YouTube had rolled out the feature in India in September last year after TikTok was banned in one of its biggest markets. Shorts currently records more than 6.5 billion daily views globally, YouTube said.

Mar 21, 2021, 13:14 PM IST

Worried about copyright issues? YouTube to warn creators about THIS before videos are posted

 If there is an ad-suitability issue found with the video, they will see an option to `Request review`.But what happens if a copyright claim is found and the creator doesn't think they’re doing anything wrong? YouTube will allow creators to dispute the claim prior to publishing.

Mar 19, 2021, 20:22 PM IST

Twitter is allowing users to watch YouTube videos without leaving app: Here’s how

Presently, when a user taps on the play button of a YouTube preview link in a tweet, the Twitter app opens the YouTube app installed on your phone to play the video. Earlier, there was no option to watch the video directly without leaving the app on mobile devices.

Mar 19, 2021, 18:34 PM IST

Tulsi Kumar elated as 'Tanhaai' crosses 100 million views on YouTube

Tanhaai features Tulsi Kumar herself along with popular actor Zain Imam and the music is composed by the ever so talented duo of Sachet-Parampara. The music video has been directed by Sneha Shetty Kohli, and the lyrics are penned by Sayeed Quadri.

Feb 27, 2021, 16:46 PM IST

YouTube's this new feature will allow parents to choose what children can watch, know more

YouTube hopes that the filter will help parents slowly introduce their older children to age-appropriate content and features outside of the YouTube Kids app. The mode will launch first with an early beta, with a wider beta rolling out "in the coming months." Parents have three levels of strictness to choose from, which determines the content a child is allowed to view on their account.

Feb 25, 2021, 18:14 PM IST

YouTube now lets you play 4K support videos: Here’s what it means

According to XDADevelopers, Google is adding a new streaming option to YouTube on Android devices via a server-side update. This means that phones that have support for 1080p or 720o can now watch videos in higher resolutions of up to 4K and HDR. iOS got HDR IN 2019 and 4K was rolled out with iOS 14.

Feb 20, 2021, 16:19 PM IST

Google is closing 'This' service from February 24, Back up your data right now with these easy steps

Google had shut down operations of Play Music in December 2020 which will be replaced by YouTube Music. Users who had previously used Play Music app for music can now switch their services to YouTube Music.

You can back up your content Google Play Music and transfer it to YouTube Music in few easy steps.

Feb 19, 2021, 09:34 AM IST

YouTube's big blow to TikTok: Here’s how it will challenge with Shorts

The sudden upsurge in the growing numbers of TikTok users amid pandemic has pushed other companies on the edges and they are leaving no stone unturned to restrategise and come up with similar products. To name it, Instagram launched Reels and Snapchat introduced Spotlight and now YouTube has followed the same path and launched Shorts.

Feb 18, 2021, 18:15 PM IST

Big update for Tiktokers, YouTube will come with this new feature for all tik-tok fans

The sudden upsurge in the growing numbers of TikTok users amid pandemic has pushed other companies on the edges and they are leaving no stone unturned to restrategise and come up with similar products. To name it, Instagram launched reels and Snapchat introduced Spotlight and now YouTube has followed the same path and launched Reels.

Feb 18, 2021, 16:42 PM IST

Google updates its YouTube app on iOS; first update in two months

Many users were facing errors in the YouTube app, many have received notifications "This app is out of date" when attempting to sign-in with their respective google account. Th update resolved this issue and the warning was removed with it.

Feb 14, 2021, 23:42 PM IST

Google Play Music data will be deleted on February 24: Check out these simple steps to transfer to YouTube Music

Google has started sending the warning updates to its users that their Play Music data will be deleted on February 24, 2021. Google shut down operations on its popular music streaming service, Play Music in December 2020. Google stated that YouTube Music will replace the Play Music.

Feb 05, 2021, 16:53 PM IST

11-year-old boy from Ghaziabad blackmails his own father for Rs 10 crore, know more here

In an outrageous incident, an 11-year-old boy from Ghaziabad used YouTube to learn hacking tricks. A case is registered under different sections of IPC including criminal intimidation, insulting the modesty of women and intentional insult to provoke breach of peace and section 66D of the IT Act in Ghaziabad.

Jan 28, 2021, 21:41 PM IST

OnePlus Co-founder Carl Pei's new venture 'Nothing' set to introduce smart devices in first half of 2021

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei's new consumer technology venture 'Nothing' will unveil its first smart devices in the first half of this year. The London-based company, which has raised USD 7 million (about Rs 51.4 crore) in seed financing, also counts Indian entrepreneur Kunal Shah among its investors.

Jan 28, 2021, 00:29 AM IST

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram temporarily freeze Donald Trump's account following Capitol chaos

Social media giants Twitter and Facebook have temporarily blocked US President Donald Trump's account from further posting after his supporters violently stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C.

Jan 07, 2021, 10:09 AM IST

'Mannphodganj Ki Binny' fame actress Pranati Rai Prakash to start her own YouTube Channel!

Pranati Rai Prakash is now more keen on experiencing the YouTube world.

Dec 22, 2020, 14:33 PM IST

Google finally reveals why Gmail, Youtube and other services suffered 45-minute outage - Details here

Google has said that the recent global outage of its services happened due to a mistake with its system for identifying people online.

Dec 20, 2020, 08:34 AM IST