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YouTube is a major video platform owned by Google — and it has grown to be one of the most famous social media destinations on the web.

YouTube Stories April 12

A new YouTube experiment will occasionally play 15-second “media literacy” ads before videos to “prompt critical thinking.”

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YouTube Stories April 1

YouTube TV will now surface and let you watch the movies you’ve purchased across all Google services in its interface. Besides access, you can also search and buy/rent from one entertainment app.

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YouTube Stories March 30

YouTube tests hiding dislike counts in response to targeted campaigns, improve wellbeing

YouTube is always running several tests, and the latest sees it hide the public dislike count in response to creator feedback. It follows how the Google video site has publicly obscured subscriber totals for some time now.

YouTube Stories March 24

Following a brief test earlier this week on the main website, YouTube Music for Android is now beginning to more widely see outline-style icons. 

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YouTube Stories March 22

After being introduced on the Android and iOS apps last year, YouTube’s new outline-style icons are now available on the web homepage. 

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YouTube experiment will auto-detect products in videos and provide related content links

As part of one of YouTube’s latest experiments, the video-sharing platform looks to expand beyond the “Products in this Video” feature that auto-detects specific items and will be able to generate related video links to anything featured.

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