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YouTube tests hiding dislike counts, since everyone out there's awful

YouTube tests hiding dislike counts, since everyone out there's awful

YouTube is no stranger to experimenting with new features, regardless of whether a proposed update is popular with its users. Its latest test is bound to draw in some negative attention, with major changes in the works for video ratings. In the coming weeks, YouTube will begin experimenting with hiding public dislike counts from view to help prevent harassment campaigns targeted towards creators.

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YouTube tests option to share short looping clips instead of full videos

YouTube tests option to share short looping clips instead of full videos

YouTube is always testing new features, some more controversial than others. The latest experiment revolves around sharing short, looping clips from longer videos. Creators and fans have been asking for a way to easily highlight memorable moments in long-form content, particularly when it comes to livestreams. With the new test, YouTube is working on bringing just that to the platform.

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YouTube is testing a new section for scheduled streams and Premieres

YouTube is testing a new section for scheduled streams and Premieres

YouTube is exploding as a streaming platform, but that doesn't always make it easy to know when your favorite channels will be live. You often have to scroll through your front page or subscriptions to see who's currently streaming — never mind who's planning to stream. YouTube is constantly trying out new features to improve the user experience, and its latest test involves a new section in the subscriptions tab, to make it easier to find upcoming live content and Premieres.

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YouTube testing new one-stop recording and uploading feature in its app

YouTube testing new one-stop recording and uploading feature in its app

YouTube is testing a new all-in-one shooting and uploading feature for its creators using the platform's mobile apps. It allows people to record multiple clips right in the YouTube app and upload them as a new video. However, there's a limitation that's odd at first glance: It looks like creators will only be able to record 15-second long clips or takes at a time.

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YouTube tests 'featured in this video' section on Android

YouTube tests 'featured in this video' section on Android

Over the last few years, the YouTube creator community has grown closer together and collaborations have become a regular occurrence. To make it easier for you to find out which YouTubers participate in a video, Google is A/B testing a new 'featured in this video' section on Android. In it, you'll find an overview of partaking creators complete with links to their channels and the option to subscribe.

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