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Google has reportedly found Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, and search

Google has found evidence that a Russian government campaign used the company’s platforms to spread propaganda, according to a new report from The Washington Post. The report follows investigations from Facebook and Twitter that uncovered similar ads, apparently designed to influence Americans around the time of the 2016 election. GOOGLE’S INVESTIGATION IS STILL IN ITS EARLY STAGES Google’s investigation is still in ... Read More »

Q&A With Joey Graceffa: YouTube Showman, Dystopian Novelist, Nail Polish Thought-Leader

YouTube star Joey Graceffa, with his upswept mane, arched eyebrows — and just a glint of madness in his eyes — was a natural choice to play the enigmatic host of YouTube Red original series “Escape the Night,” a mega-collab in which a famous cast member gets killed off each week. Now in the middle of the season 2 run, Graceffa said he had ... Read More »

YouTube roll out in-app video sharing and messaging to users worldwide

YouTube today is launching a new sharing feature in its mobile app, previously in testing with users in select markets. The feature allows YouTube users to send their friends videos and chat from within a new tab in the mobile app – effectively turning YouTube into a mobile messenger of sorts. The feature has been in testing since the middle of last year, ... Read More »

YouTube stars are blurring the lines between content and ads

Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jennerare just some of the celebrities under the microscope for using social media to shamelessly plug sponsored products. Advertising without proper disclosures has become a growing problem with influencers that have thousands or millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And it’s happening on YouTube as well, where it’s often hard to tell whether videos from ... Read More »

Prince’s Music Videos Hit YouTube

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to binge-watch some Prince videos. Music superstar Prince may have fought hard during his life to keep his music off of online outlets, but 15 months after his death, his estate is embracing them. A half-dozen of His Royal Purpleness’s greatest hits appeared on a YouTube channel bearing his name over the weekend. Among the ... Read More »

YouTube for Android Gets Redesigned Layout With Navigation Bar at Bottom

HIGHLIGHTS The update is said to be rolling out slowly for Android Upload button has now been shifted to top bar in the app The new interface has been claimed to make navigation easier After testing it for around one year, Google has finally made YouTube for Android’s redesigned layout official. Notably, the new design repositions the navigation bar, earlier ... Read More »

HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUTUBE’S HIDDEN DARK MODE

Google has added a new feature to YouTube that dramatically transforms the look of the site. Dark Mode swaps YouTube’s classic white-and-red theme for black, and also tweaks the user interface. Activating Dark Mode requires a little bit of fiddling, but the entire process takes less than a minute. It’s currently only available on the website, and not the app. ... Read More »

Here’s How YouTube TV Is Doing One Week in Among Cord Cutters

YouTube TV has been widely available for seven days now, and 147,300 smartphone and tablet users have downloaded it so far, according to mobile-data company Apptopia. Seventy-three percent of those consumers have downloaded the app via Google Play. Adweek reached out to Google, YouTube’s parent  company, for comment on the numbers, but the digital giant didn’t respond by press time. It’s hard to ... Read More »

With Restraint, YouTube Rolls Out Original Programming

Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, “Lazer Team.” Suddenly, a roar from a monster in one of the previews literally rattles the theater’s walls. “I bet the sound budget for that was bigger ... Read More »

YouTube Red’s Original Movies, Shows to Launch Next Week

YouTube’s viral video stars, many of whom have a fan following in the millions, are set to appear next week in original movies and a show, as the video site attempts to attract users to its paid service. PewDiePie, who has attracted 42 million followers with his comic commentary on video game gameplay, will star in a reality-adventure series that ... Read More »