An Overview Of YouTube Stories

YouTube rolled out it’s Stories feature just over a year ago, and since then has been expanding the feature and introducing a number of new updates. This is a critical feature that is often overlooked, but has massive potential to help you grow your presence on YouTube. Below we’ll give you a basic overview of YouTube Stories along with some important new updates, as well as general best practices on using the feature to reach a wider audience.

Important Update To Children’s Content On YouTube

YouTube has announced a new requirement to designate each video uploaded to YouTube as “Made for Kids” or “Not Made for Kids”. This is an important update that will impact every YouTube channel. Continue reading for the full details.

New Merchandise Integration On YouTube

YouTube recently announced a partnership with Merchbar, which will make it easier for artists to sell merchandise directly to fans on YouTube. This integration will allow artists with an Official Artist Channel to sell their official merchandise and vinyl alongside their YouTube videos. Read more for the full details.

Personalized Playlists On YouTube Music

In an effort to continue improving its music discovery, YouTube is rolling out three new playlists on their YouTube Music app. These playlists are focused on personalized mixes of new music based on machine learning and user listening history. The new playlists are: Discover Mix, New Release Mix and Your Mix. Continue reading for more details.

YouTube’s Updated Advertiser-Friendly Guidelines

Many video creators have experienced the frustration that results from having your videos disabled for monetization, and it can be difficult to determine exactly what caused your video to lose money. Now YouTube is providing more specific information on what can prevent your videos from earning as much revenue as possible.

YouTube’s New Editor Feature In Studio Beta

If you need to make any last minute edits to your YouTube video, YouTube has a video editor feature that allows you to make some basic edits to your videos after it is already uploaded. Continue reading for more details.

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Changes To How Videos Are Blocked On YouTube

YouTube has recently announced some changes to their manual claim tool and how creators and partners can use this tool. The manual claim tool allows networks like Quarterlab to manually claim user-uploaded videos that use their content. Continue reading for more details on these updates.

Changes to YouTube’s Community Guidelines Strikes System

Today, YouTube announced some new updates to it’s Community Guidelines strikes system. Their goal is to make the system simpler and more transparent, as well as more consistent with strike penalties.

Autoplay On YouTube’s Mobile App

YouTube announced this week that videos will now autoplay for users on the home page of their mobile app. The videos will autoplay with no sound initially, and YouTube is hoping this will give users a better idea of what videos they want to watch when they first launch the app. Continue reading to find out more about this significant update.