While there are a variety of ways YouTube creators can disclose paid promotions, additionally today Google launched a new, optional video feature that “adds visible text on the video for the first few seconds a viewer watches,” and that “inform viewers of a paid promotion,” writes google.
In additon, creators can also add “this text disclosure” to any existing video without losing their view count or other video metrics, google said.
“We’ve always asked creators to notify YouTube as well when a video contains paid promotion by checking the “video contains paid promotion” box in their Video Manager. We do this to remove the video from the YouTube Kids app in line with our existing policies, and we may replace the ad served with one that does not conflict with the promoted brand partner,” google stated.
For more information on this new feature and about paid promotion policies in Help Center.
Last week, G Suite replaced the existing Google Apps for Work with new intelligent capabilities, now today, Google Apps for Education gets a new name “G Suite for Education.”
Apps for Education was launched ten years ago, and later added products like Google Classroom and Hangouts — now with today’s rebranding it brings the same set of apps “Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more”, but it’s designed with new intelligent features or smart features.
Here are some of the new features recently launched in G Suite for Education:
Smarter spreadsheets. Students can simply enter a question using natural language and “Explore in Google Sheets will now use Natural Language Processing to translate the question into a formula and offer an instant answer.”
Smarter documents. Students can even use Explore in Google Docs to find a related document from Drive thus saving time. Additionally, image searches performed using Explore “limit results comply with SafeSearch” as well as “are approved for use with Creative Commons.”
Smarter presentations. Now, as students add content to a presentation, Explore in Google Slides dynamically offers layout suggestions with just a couple of clicks. The best thing about these intelligent features is that they’ll continue to learn and improve over time while saving students even more time.
Smarter scheduling. Google Calendar uses machine intelligence to help you easily find a time when invitees are free, and it also suggests available rooms based on your previous bookings. And, when invitees list grows with no times available, “Calendar will suggest times across the group where conflicts are easiest to resolve,” “such as recurring 1:1 meetings,” google said.