Keeping the conversation going
Monday, July 27, 2015
YouTube is built by one of the most engaged communities on the web, and you tell us when you want changes. Today, you
heard from Google+
about upcoming changes based on user feedback. We wanted to give you an early look at what this will mean with respect to comments on YouTube, and to your overall YouTube experience.
The headline: we think you’ll like it.
Comments are super important to the relationship between creators and fans on YouTube. You love
. You thought that latest video from
was his funniest yet. You want to tell
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who their next match-up should feature. And these creators want to hear from fans like you, just as much as you want to communicate with them.
All of these conversations should be simpler and easier to have on YouTube, and we’ve been working on that.
First off, we’ve improved the ranking system that reduces the visibility of junk comments. It’s working—the rate of dislikes on comments has dropped by more than 35 percent across YouTube.
With today’s announcement from Google+, you’ll see more changes. The comments you make on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+. And vice-versa. This starts rolling out today.
Creators told us they liked the moderation options on their channels, like reviewing comments before they’re posted, blocking certain words, or auto-approving comments from certain fans. All this stays.
Your YouTube channel
This one’s further off. In the coming weeks, YouTube will no longer require a Google+ profile when you want to upload, comment, or create a channel. If you’re happy with everything as it is now, then just keep on keepin’ on. If you want to remove your Google+ profile, you’ll be able to do this in the coming months, but
do not do it now
or you’ll delete your YouTube channel (no bueno). Please visit our
for further details.
We’ve heard you. Keep talking to us.
The YouTube team
Say hello to the redesigned YouTube mobile app
Thursday, July 23, 2015
This story was originally posted on the official YouTube blog. We're excited to release a bunch of the mobile features you've been waiting for: putting subscriptions front and center in the app,
a simple way for your fans to opt in to all new upload notifications from your channel,
and simple editing and upload tools baked into the YouTube app.
If you watched a YouTube video recently, chances are you did it on your phone or tablet. That’s because today, more than half the views on YouTube happen using mobile devices. So to bring you an even better mobile experience, we’re updating the official YouTube apps – making it easier than ever to find videos you love and create them, too.
The update –
available now on Android, mobile web, and soon on iOS – introduces three new tabs:
Easily explore and discover
videos you'll love with recommendations based on your watch history as well as playlists personalized just for you.
: Find the latest videos from your favorite channels and creators on the new Subscriptions tab. And to help make sure you never miss an upload,
you can now tap the bell icon
on the channels you love to get a notification as soon as a new video is posted.
: Check out your playlists, watch history, and the videos you’ve uploaded all in one spot.
You can also now watch full-screen vertical videos with just a single tap for the very first time.
But YouTube isn’t just about enjoying videos; it’s a place to express yourself and show the world what you love. With the redesigned app you can take your creativity to new levels using a new set of video creation tools. You’ve got an amazing camera in your phone or tablet, and now you can trim your footage, tint the image with filters, add music, and upload – all inside the app.
These are just a few of the features we’ve been working on, and you’ll see many more later this year.
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