YouTube Stories January 16

YouTube is one of the largest platforms in the world for video streaming, but it’s also a social network of sorts. In an effort to “build connections,” YouTube is launching a new feature called Profile Cards that houses a shortcut for a user’s channel in the comments section, as well as their comment history.

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YouTube Stories January 14

Last year, Google made YouTube’s Home tab more manageable by adding a carousel of personalized topics. YouTube for iOS today is adding filters in the Subscriptions feed to better sort through your videos.

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YouTube Stories January 13

In recent months, Microsoft Mixer made waves by signing exclusive streaming deals with top Twitch stars. Not to be left out, YouTube today announced that it has signed three creators with a combined 21 million subscribers to similar arrangements while providing a 2019 gaming update.

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YouTube Stories January 7

YouTube is set to premiere a feature-length Coachella documentary on March 31

YouTube is set to premiere a feature-length documentary on Coachella — one of the world’s biggest music festivals — on March 31, 2020.

YouTube Stories January 6

Over the past year, YouTube has had to make some major changes to how privacy is handled surrounding children, which has had major implications for users of the platform. Starting today, the COPPA-based changes start to take effect on YouTube (via Bloomberg).

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If you live in certain parts of the world or have a YouTube Premium subscription, you can download YouTube videos within the app so that you can watch them offline. Unfortunately, the same functionality isn’t available on Windows platforms, but you can perform a YouTube download in Windows using BlueStacks.

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