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Go over that troll’s comment history with YouTube’s new Profile Cards

The comment history is restricted to only the current channel, however.

What you need to know YouTube is launching a new feature called Profile Cards, which it hopes will encourage users to “explore comments, build connections with others.” When scrolling through the comments on a video, you can now click on a person’s name to launch their Profile Card. This contains information like their name, subscriber counts, and their entire comment history on the channel in question.  [Read More…]

YouTube’s native direct messaging feature will be discontinued next month

YouTube’s main focus currently is on improving public conversations on its platform.

What you need to know Google is removing YouTube’s native direct messaging feature next month. The company will now focus on improving public conversations. Once the feature is discontinued, users will still be able to share YouTube videos on social networking platforms.

Google introduced the ability to send direct messages on YouTube around two years back. Since then, however, the company has been focusing on  [Read More…]

YouTube’s Dark Mode is frustratingly everywhere except Android

This vision of loveliness brought to you by Substratum and Andromeda, which I should not need to enjoy YouTube in the dark.

I just want to binge YouTube in bed without burning my retinas with a sea with white. Is that so much to ask?!

YouTube announced a dark theme for its website way back in May 2017, and it released its dark theme to iOS users back at the beginning of the year. When you  [Read More…]

How to use YouTube’s Incognito Mode

Here’s how you can watch videos on YouTube without leaving any trace of them.

YouTube, one of the most popular services in Google’s lineup, now has a new tool called “Incognito Mode.” Just like the Google Chrome feature of the same name, Incognito Mode on YouTube allows you to watch videos in the app without leaving any trace of them in your watch or search history.

Google’s been testing this feature with users for some time, but  [Read More…]

YouTube’s infamous algorithm is now breaking the Subscription feed

What did chronological order ever do to you, YouTube?

From missing notifications to videos not showing up on the Home page, it’s becoming harder and harder for YouTubers to make sure their content is seen by their subscribers. A lot of this is due to an algorithm that YouTube uses to determine videos users want to see, and because we can’t have nice things, this is now making its way to the Subscription feed.

One Twitter user  [Read More…]

How to turn on YouTube’s reminders to stop watching videos

Seriously, just go outside or something.

Of all the apps on my phone, one of my most used ones is easily YouTube. Whether I’m catching up on Good Mythical Morning with my cereal before work or taking a break to see what’s going on with 368, I often find myself glued to my phone going through everything new in my subscription feed.

I try to be as conscious as possible of my smartphone usage, and while I  [Read More…]

YouTube’s new music service actually won’t launch this March

There’s currently no word on when we can expect it to come out.

At the beginning of December last year, a report emerged claiming that Google was planning on launching its third music streaming service. Currently referred to as “YouTube Remix”, it was expected that this would be unveiled as early as March of this year. However, just ahead of the SXSW music festival, YouTube’s said otherwise.

SXSW will take place between March 9th and the 13th  [Read More…]

Best tricks to fix YouTube’s most annoying features

YouTube is a simple service with a lot of not-so-simple problems to it.

It’s easy for YouTube to frustrate users because beneath the cat videos and endless comment sections are a lot of features that can really make or break your experience. You thought you turned off Autoplay, but it still seems to be turned on when you’re showing your family videos on the TV. You get notifications when people across the house are casting. Why? And  [Read More…]

YouTube’s new VR180 format makes virtual reality easy to create

YouTube’s new VR180 video format bridges the gap between 2D and VR, and it’s going to be a big deal.

At VidCon 2017, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced some big things for the platform, including a mind-blowing statistic: 1.5 billion people watch YouTube videos monthly.

But one of the bigger topics discussed at the show was an upcoming video format called VR180, which combines virtual reality and regular old flat 2D content into a single video. Using  [Read More…]

YouTube’s AdBlitz kicks off its 10th year for Super Bowl 51

For many, the best part of the Super Bowl is the ads.

YouTube has been the go-to place to watch all of the catchy (and cringe-worthy) ads from Super Bowls, and has even given a one-stop place for them called “AdBlitz.” Super Bowl 51 marks the 10th year for AdBlitz, and that means the channel is live and ready to go for kickoff that’s only a couple weeks away.

This year, AdBlitz will not only recognize  [Read More…]