Youtube

YouTube is a platform home to thousands of content creators and streamers producing videos for entertainment and education. As one of the companies owned by Google, there’s many tips, news, scandals, features, and tools we’ll share for you to read.

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You can't sign out of the YouTube app on Android anymore

Google rolls out Incognito Mode for the YouTube application on Android at the time of writing; YouTube's incognito mode works similarly to Incognito Mode (private browsing) in Google Chrome in that it […]

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How to repeat (loop) YouTube Videos automatically

If you like a particular video on YouTube very much, you may want to play it over and over again using some sort of repeat functionality. Problem is, most users don't know […]

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How to watch YouTube videos on your desktop (without browser)

You have plenty of options when it comes to watching videos hosted on YouTube: you can use a web browser, an application on mobile devices, or watch the videos on your Television. […]

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What is YouTube Music, Youtube Music Premium and YouTube Premium?

YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium are new services that Google announced yesterday; they are Google's next, and maybe final, attempt at establishing a free and paid streaming service to […]

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Apply video effects to YouTube Videos in Chrome or Firefox

YouTube Video Effects is a free browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome which you may install and use to apply filter effects to YouTube videos. The browser extension supports other […]

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Play audio only on YouTube to save bandwidth

Audio Only YouTube is a browser extension for Google Chrome to play the audio stream of YouTube videos only. The video hosting site YouTube offers no option to play only the audio […]

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How to zoom YouTube Videos

Most video players that you run on desktop PCs and even many mobile media players support zooming. You can zoom any video that you play in these players using built-in controls, no […]

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How to access age-restricted content on YouTube

YouTube may place age restrictions on content, for instance if the content includes violence or disturbing images, nudity, vulgar language or the portrayal of harmful activities. This age restriction flag is placed […]

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Google tests autoplaying videos on YouTube for Android

If you use the official YouTube application on an Android device, you may have noticed that videos start to play automatically when you open the application or browse the video selection on […]

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YouTube launches new design to a worldwide audience

A new design is being rolled out to YouTube's worldwide desktop audience right now that brings Google's Material Design style to the video portal. This new design has been available to select […]

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YouTube's improved Blur Faces tool launches

Ryan Stevens, Software Engineer at YouTube, announced today that YouTube has updated the service's Blur Faces tool to improve its accuracy and ease of use. YouTube introduced a face blurring tool back […]

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YouTube Video Editor and Photo slideshows being retired

Google plans to remove the two YouTube features Video Editor and Photo slideshows from the popular video hosting and streaming service. The company revealed the decision on two YouTube support pages. According […]

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YouTube App update launches with major UI changes

Google launched a new version of the YouTube application today on iOS and Android which comes with major changes to the apps' interface. Changing the interface of an app that has been […]

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YouTube Heroes: new volunteer program for YouTube

YouTube Heroes is a new volunteer program that Google just launched to make YouTube a friendlier place by reporting videos, sharing knowledge or adding subtitles to videos. YouTube is without the shadow […]

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YouTube's Community feature launches

YouTube Community is a new feature of the world's most popular video streaming site that allows content producers to interact directly with their community. One of the shortcomings of YouTube up until […]

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Google does not give up: YouTube next social network?

Google tried to establish a social networking site several times in the past to complete with the almighty Facebook. But even the company's latest endeavor in the social space, Google Plus, did […]

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YouTube Unplugged Online TV service may be coming

YouTube is without doubt the most popular video hosting and streaming website on the Internet, and even though that is the case, Google did not make any money from the service last […]

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Preview YouTube's Modern Design refresh

Google tests a Modern Design refresh of its video streaming service YouTube currently that is going to be launched later this year if the test shows promising results. These tests, regardless of […]

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Would you pay $9.99 per month for an ad-free YouTube?

Google revealed the much-anticipated subscription service YouTube Red official at an event in Los Angeles today. YouTube Red, which will launch officially on October 28, will be a subscription-based service that provides […]

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How to activate YouTube's transparent player design

Changes on YouTube are not rolled out to all users at once. Google tests them on the live site after testing them internally by enabling them for a fraction of the site's […]

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That i icon on YouTube? That's the new Cards feature

If you have watched a YouTube video lately you may have noticed an i icon appear in the top right corner on the site like on this video here. This is YouTube's […]

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Google tests new video autoplay feature on YouTube

If you have been to YouTube recently and played a couple of videos on the site you may have noticed that new videos were loaded automatically at the end of the one […]

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YouTube switches to HTML5 video in most browsers by default

The video hosting site YouTube supports Adobe Flash and HTML5 Video and delivers videos based on the web browser and system used to access the site. Chrome users were defaulted to the […]

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Option to create video gifs on YouTube tested currently

Big news today for anyone who loves animated gifs and YouTube videos. Google is testing the creation of gif files on YouTube currently on select channels. Instead of having to rely on […]

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YouTube supports 60 fps videos now

Frames per seconds and resolution are a big deal in the gaming world and it is usually the case that the more you get the better for the gaming experience. While screen […]

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How to resume YouTube videos automatically or manually

Whenever you open a video page on the video hosting site YouTube, it starts to play from the beginning. While that is not an issue if you never opened the video before, […]

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Google enforces HTML5 use on YouTube for Firefox

Google Chrome users who are regulars on Google's video hosting platform YouTube have been forced to use the HTML5 player on the website for some time now. Google provided Chrome users as […]

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Audentifi identifies artist and song of YouTube videos

If you are a regular on the video hosting website YouTube, you may have had issues identifying music used in some of the videos. This is generally not a problem for single […]

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YouTube switches its inbox system to Google+

Brace yourself. If you thought that switching the commenting system from its own to one powered by Google+ was bad enough on YouTube, you may not like what Google has been cooking […]

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Fix An Error Occurred, Please Try Again Later on YouTube error

Whenever I tried to play a YouTube video in the most recent version of Firefox lately, it would only display the advertisement before the video for a couple of seconds before a […]

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Chrome users don't get Flash option on YouTube anymore

Google has removed the option to switch between Adobe Flash and the HMTL5 Video Player on YouTube for Chrome users. You have two core options when it comes to playing videos on […]

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Google's war on RSS continues, shuts down YouTube user subscriptions feeds

One of the great features of YouTube is that you can subscribe to users and channels you are interested in. If you do so on site, you receive update notifications on your […]

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How to remove channel recommendations permanently on YouTube

YouTube's new What to Watch page is a mess. It offers a mixture of updates from channels that you are subscribed to and popular channels on YouTube that the site's algorithm thinks […]

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How to enable a dynamic player size on YouTube

One of the things that have bothered me on YouTube for a while is the static player that the site uses. While you can select a small, large or full screen player, […]

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How to increase YouTube's video player size beyond the default values

When you play a video on the video hosting site YouTube, you have three options when it comes to the size of the player video. You can switch between a small and […]

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YouTube launches new centered layout: does away with sidebar menu

If you have visited YouTube today, or have been part of the beta test of the new site layout, then you have probably noticed that quite a few things have changed on […]

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Get the most out of YouTube with advanced search filters

With thousands of minutes of videos uploaded to YouTube each minute, it becomes an organizational challenge to make available those contents to a worldwide audience. While YouTube displays a selection of videos […]

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How to sort YouTube subscriptions

I have started to use YouTube actively as a user only recently. Before that, I was using the site anonymously. This changed when I started to follow certain video creators actively on […]

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How to subscribe to RSS feeds on YouTube

You can subscribe to video authors and channels on YouTube to be informed whenever new videos are uploaded to them. This is a very handy feature, as you do not have to […]

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Fix YouTube Guide button displaying menu every time

For the past couple of days I have faced something very annoying on YouTube. Whenever I opened a page on the website, and it does not matter if it is the homepage, […]


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