In a race to be the best website, Youtube might be able to beat Facebook and become 2nd most visited website within the next 2 to 3 months, according to a study by marketing research firm SimilarWeb. Top 5 websites receiving the highest traffic around the world are Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, and Amazon.
According to sources, YouTube has recently adopted Snapchat story format following Instagram and Facebook. The story update by Snapchat has been seen to be quite famous among users as well as other social media platforms.
The YouTube dark mod – essentially a night-mode theme for the app which was released for desktop and iOS since last year – has now also been released for Android users. YouTube is also working on the ‘Explore Tab’, an AI-powered utility that will tailor recommendations based on a users’ previous searches; and the current experiment is being carried out on a small section of iOS users.
YouTube recently launched incognito mode for Android users which allows users to watch videos without them appearing in their search history. You can use the incognito mode by downloading the latest version of the app on playstore and clicking on your avatar.
According to recent reports, YouTube has recently improved its monetisation model in response to ‘adpocalypse’. Since the new ad policies were making it difficult for publishers to earn enough money YouTube has now began rolling out a “channel subscription” kind of paid subscription option especially for it top creators.