YouTube Android app Stories May 25, 2016

New video settings menu & tweaked player window rolling out to YouTube Android app

After a lengthy A/B test, YouTube for Android is rolling out a new video settings menu and a slight tweak to the player window. Settings are no longer overlaid on a video, but rather slide up from the bottom of the screen.

YouTube Android app Stories May 11, 2016

Starting today, YouTube is rolling out (via Wired) a new native sharing and messaging feature in its Android and iOS apps. While the video network is already a popular destination, YouTube wants to keep people in the app by having conversations about popular videos start and remain there.

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YouTube Android app Stories May 10, 2016

YouTube gives Creators access to more historical data, adds video progress bar in Home feed

Announced in October, the YouTube Reporting API lets Creators see detailed metrics about their videos. Today, the API has been updated with historical data going back 180 days. In other features, the Android app is testing a feature that allows users to quickly see their progress through a video.

YouTube Android app Stories July 22, 2015

Update: Google has now officially announced the update, bringing three new tabs on top of vertical video support.

We all have friends who’ve done it: fail to recognize that shooting video is different from taking a photo, and end up shooting vertical video. YouTube has for some time tried to lessen their embarrassment with a pseudo horizontal view, but the latest update to the Android app takes things a stage further by acting like they didn’t do anything dumb in the first place …  expand full story

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