YouTube’s Rewind 2018 becomes the site’s most disliked video ever

YouTube’s latest Rewind video, the annual recap touting “the videos, music and trends that defined YouTube in 2018,” has become the most disliked video ever in the website’s history. The previous holder of this dubious title was Justin Bieber’s Baby, which over the course of eight years racked up an impressive 9.8 million dislikes. YouTube’s […]

YouTube’s $5-per-month Membership bonuses come to more channels

When YouTube first launched Memberships to give creators another way to earn money on the platform, it only offered the opportunity to channels with 100,000 subscribers. Now, the Google-owned video-sharing website is lowering the barrier of entry, giving channels with 50,000+ subscribers the chance to take advantage of the feature. Fans of creators who choose […]

YouTube’s non-skippable ads are coming to more video creators

Starting next week, you might come across more YouTube ads that don’t come with the option to skip to the video you want to watch. The video-sharing website has announced through its official Creator Insider account that it’s rolling out non-skippable ads to all the channels that can already monetize their videos. YouTube first made […]

YouTube’s web player adapts to vertical videos

YouTube has acknowledged the popularity of vertical video in its mobile apps, and now it’s embracing the format on PCs. The streaming behemoth has updated its web player with better support for different aspect ratios. If you’re watching a taller-than-usual clip, YouTube will both enlarge the video appropriately and scrap the dreaded black bars. This […]

‘Karate Kid’ lives on in a second season of YouTube’s ‘Cobra Kai’

YouTube Red’s Karate Kid sequel, Cobra Kai, premiered earlier this month and it has already been renewed for a second season. The first episode has over 20 million views, according to YouTube, and the season currently has a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making the show a pretty big success for the subscription service. […]

The suspected shooter who opened fire at YouTube’s offices heavily criticized the video platform online

Screenshot via Nasim Aghdam, the woman suspected of firing shots at YouTube’s headquarters and wounding three people, had an active presence online. Images and videos uploaded to Instagram and YouTube accounts allegedly connected to Aghdam contained political messages and fitness tips — but also featured some heavy criticism of YouTube. Several of the social-media […]

YouTube’s trending section shows it has a fake news problem, too

In discussions of the ongoing battle over fake news, we often hear Facebook and Google criticized for playing a hand in spreading false information. And while both have made efforts recently to stem the spread of misinformation on their platforms, they’ve each had some major missteps. YouTube is talked about less often when it comes […]