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Site Update 8/22

By The YouTube Team

Hey all, it's that time once again for your friendly YouTube site update announcement.

This time we've got something a little extra special for your consumption.

Enter..."YouTube News," presented by pzottolo.


Now, for those of you bookworm types who aren't really into videos (um, what?), here's a breakdown of these exciting changes we've been working on for the last couple of weeks.


We've added a new section on channel pages that shows the last five videos you've rated. You can turn on this option in your profile by checking the "Videos Rated Box" in the Channel Design area. Once you've updated that setting, your ratings and channel link will also display on the watch pages of all videos you've rated.


Check out the new comment moderation system which allows you to provide positive or negative votes on all video comments. Just click on the thumbs-up/thumbs-down. You can also use the dropdown above them to choose which comments you want displayed, based on their overall ratings.


Browsing for a specific video within a channel is now possible! If a channel has more than 9 videos uploaded, a search field appears in the "Videos" section.


This page has been completely redesigned. It is not only more user-friendly (we hope), but also it showcases a whole slew of videos and articles containing helpful tips related to all aspects of creating videos. Whether you're looking to make something basic or a super snazzy finished product, our revamped Video Toolbox will guide you along the way.

As always, we invite you to share your feedback with us. Feel free to leave a comment, post a video or shoot us an email.

That's a wrap,
The YouTube Team