Google Web video service YouTube today gets the new features as well as some feature updates, in a October 20 blog post, Nathalie Arbel, Product Marketing Manager announced the following changes:
New features added to YouTube:
WeVideo Now on YouTube
The team added the cloud-based video editing platform WeVideo as a partner to YouTube.com/Create, to give users even more options to edit and touch up your videos.
Smart Subscribe button
A new “smart” subscribe button is added on the video watch page, “to let you know if you’re already subscribed to the channel of the video you’re watching. If you so, it’ll say “Subscribed!”. If not, you’ll see the standard “Subscribe” button allowing you to do so,” explains Arbel.
YouTube Localized in More Countries and Languages
The YouTune team also recently added Kenya, the Philippines and Singapore to the list of countries where YouTube is localized, bringing this total number to 35.
To further support content creators in these countries, also launched the YouTube Partner Program here as well.
Finally, Arbel writes, they have added ‘Estonian, Icelandic, Basque, Galician, and Udu’ languages, making the YouTube interface available in the vernacular in 51 languages.
Updated Video End-Screen
Arbel revelaed that the YouTube team have redesigned the end-screen that appears directly after a video finishes playing to make it even easier for you to find the next great video to watch.
Updated YouTube.com/Charts page
Arbel notes “If you want to keep track of the latest and greatest videos on YouTube or know which videos have had true staying power, check out our updated YouTube Charts page. You can browse through the most viewed (standard and HD), most liked, and top favorited videos of today, this week, this month and of all time. Pulling from our ‘As Seen On’ feature, you’ll also be able to see what videos are being shared and discussed across the web. For those of you with truly niche interests, you can view charts by categories like “How to & Style” and “Pets & Animals,” and also see the most subscribed channels.”
Enhanced Playlist Bar
To make the experience of watching videos in a playlist better, the interface for video playlists is updated, making the individual video details more visible from within the playlist and making the next, previous, auto-play and shuffle buttons more distinct, mentions Arbel.