Exciting news from Google+ and YouTube today. A very controversial feature, forcing YouTube accounts to use Google+, will slowly be taken away. Google says they got certain aspects right, but will need to rethink many parts of it. Expect changes within the coming months.
The latest YouTube update adds a totally new layout that is said to make things easier to navigate and gets new editing software.
YouTube seems to be really working hard on their YouTube app as earlier this week we told you they now allow portrait videos to be played in portrait full screen and are implementing 360 degree ads.
YouTube recently added 360-degree videos mainly for mobile phones and VR devices like the Google Cardboard. Unfortunately they plan on bringing 360-degree ads as well. Google research has found that users are much more likely to watch an entire video when they can control it like with 360-degree videos.
If you are filming something ALWAYS remember to turn your phone sideways into landscape mode to give a proper 16:9 picture ratio. This way the video will look good on mobile devices, computers, TV screens, literally anywhere. However with the introduction of cameras on phones many people forget to do this which results in horrible to watch vertical videos. However things are about to change for the better.
Google is hard at work trying to roll all kinds of content into its YouTube streaming service. We already have Music Key, and a service dedicated to video game streaming is still in the pipeline. There are still rumors of an upcoming paid video streaming service to compete with Netflix and Amazon, though, and some new details have emerged about progress on that service today. Read more
Since 2006, there has been nothing but growth for YouTube. The service continues to generate a massive amount of money for Google because of ad revenue backed by views. Really, YouTube has shown no signs of slowing down.
Since the passage of the controversial European “right to be forgotten” law, Google has received a whopping 281,000 requests to stop 1.1 million web links from appearing in its search records. And the search engine giant has already granted 602,000 of the deletion request.
There seems to be a lot of content creators on YouTube breaking phones and earning thousands of views for doing so. The latest expample is adrianisen creating a video where he puts a Samsung Galaxy S6 into a container and pours a bottle of Pepsi on it. Why Pepsi? He says he has already done a test with Coke, so now it only makes sense to do so with the competition.
Android Wear apps are growing pretty rapidly, and a new app has hit the Play Store that will let you watch YouTube videos right on your wrist. The app is appropriately called Video for Android Wear & YouTube and will stream YouTube videos right to your Android Wear smartwatch. I’m not sure I’d really enjoy watching anything on a tiny watch-sized screen, but hey, options are cool. Read more
Mobile device users looking for the smooth video performance of high frame rate videos will be glad to know that Google is bringing support for 60fps video to the YouTube app on both Android and iOS. Support for HFR video has slowly been added to the YouTube ecosystem, starting with the addition on the desktop last fall. This May YouTube added support for HFR to their live streaming service. The next step in the expansion of HFR support was announced yesterday by the YouTube Creators team as support will now be included in the YouTube app on mobile devices.
source: YouTube Creators (Google+)