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YouTube’s new policy creates uncertainty among content creators

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Online streaming service, YouTube seems to have instilled fear in content creators with its newly updated Terms of Service scheduled to take effect from December 10, 2019.

Although the new terms do not change the way YouTube treats or uses content uploaded by users, it has clarified some policies that were making users get worried that their accounts could be deleted.

According to the section titled ‘Account Suspension & Termination’ with the subheading ‘Terminations by YouTube for Service Changes’, “YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube reasonably believes that its provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.”

What this means: This means accounts of YouTubers, who aren’t making enough money nor generating enough views, may be deleted. This is one of the updates that are not in YouTube’s current policy.

The new policy gives YouTube the power to delete a creator’s account if they upload or livestream video that doesn’t pull in enough advertising revenue. It is pertinent to note that apart from content creators, YouTube could also remove accounts of viewers as the terms do not explicitly state content creators alone.

Reactions: Since the pop-up window of notification for the new policy started showing when users log on to the app, YouTube has been criticized as YouTubers have been lamenting on Twitter.

Nevertheless, some think the policy applies to users who make videos without following the rules and regulations of YouTube and so hurt the brand, instead of users who do not make enough money for the company.

napkin 252@napkin_yaboi

THE END IS HERE, THE END OF YOUTUBE IS HERE!

Starting around December 10th, YouTube’s new terms of service basically says if your channel doesnt make enough money, it has a chance of being terminated. this is legit unacceptable, i dont use that word often. spread the word please

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Tori Wesley@WesleyTori

YouTube is deleting channels that don’t make enough money (or any money at all) as of December 10. This takes away our freedom of expression, and I will not stand for it! https://weirdmixofweirdness.tumblr.com/post/188951126067/as-of-december-10th-youtube-will-add-a-new-policy …As of December 10th, YouTube will add a new policy to their terms of service.According to these new terms, if you do not make enough revenue (or none at all) for YouTube, your account will be deleted. This means that… If you run a small channel, your account will be…weirdmixofweirdness.tumblr.com317:24 – 10 Nov 2019Twitter Ads information and privacySee Tori Wesley’s other Tweets

Bunty(Thanksgiving Month)ジョシュア@GalacticalCrew

GUYS STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE NEW YOUTUBE TERMS OF SERVICE!

I wanna let yall know that in reality, they have the right to take your account down if they no longer make money, so we’re ok.1016:50 – 10 Nov 2019Twitter Ads information and privacySee Bunty(Thanksgiving Month)ジョシュア’s other Tweets

 ADG  @captain_adg

@YTCreators @YouTube @SusanWojcicki

Your new terms of service have actually revealed your true colors. There’s thousands of content creators who do this for fun, and you might actually terminate them cause they don’t give you enough money?!?!

Disgraceful
Selfish
Pitiful314:37 – 10 Nov 2019Twitter Ads information and privacySee  ADG  ‘s other Tweets

Sophie  BM@boopstawista

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@TeamYouTube Dear YouTube,

I’m pretty offended after reading your new Terms of Service.

Basically what this means is that you are terminating small accounts for no reason!

This is not acceptable and I don’t like the direction you are going at all.

-Angry YouTuber114:31 – 10 Nov 2019Twitter Ads information and privacySee Sophie  BM’s other Tweets

Christian Maracle@MaracleMan · 9 Nov 2019

YouTube has new Terms Of Service on December 10th. This basically says that if channels don’t make enough money, THEY WILL POSSIBLY TERMINATE THEM!!!

Looks like I fought to the very end but now I may be close to losing my livelihood, losing my passion, my audience and my…

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CartoonFan12@CartoonFan12

If provision of the service is no longer commercially profitable for YOUTUBE, it’s not that if you don’t make money, is if YouTube Loses money by allowing your channel to exist. It means don’t make hate videos that hurts YouTube as a brand.6320:22 – 9 Nov 2019Twitter Ads information and privacy16 people are talking about this

The company was said to have sent a mail to inform content creators first before throwing it out to the general public. This move by YouTube could either make or mar the company as it now seems it is focusing more on its biggest, most profitable creators while giving smaller creators fewer chances of monetizing their work.

Source: https://nairametrics.com/2019/11/11/youtubes-new-policy-creates-uncertainty-among-content-creators/

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Google Maps for iOS gets Incognito Mode

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You no longer need an Android phone if you want to keep your Google Maps activity (mostly) private. Google is rolling out Incognito Mode to iOS users as of today, giving you the same ability to search for and navigate to locations without leaving records behind on your account or Location History. Again, this won’t affect Assistant queries or prevent outsiders from theoretically snooping on your Google Maps traffic — this is mainly so that Google (and anyone with access to your phone) won’t know what you’ve been looking for.

Android users are getting an additional privacy control of their own. There will soon be a bulk delete option for your Timeline so that you can quickly remove a group of places you’ve visited without venturing into Maps’ settings and specifying date ranges. This could be particularly helpful if you’ve been looking for gifts and would rather not spoil the surprise when your partner borrows your phone. The feature will miss the holidays with its January rollout, but hey — it’ll be ready for next year.

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https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/09/google-maps-incognito-mode-ios/

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Google now wants users to chat within Google Photos app

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Yesterday, we wrote about how you can now upload your Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos. Today, Google announced another feature that adds even more functionality to its photo management service — the ability to chat within the Google Photos app.

When users share a photo or video within Google Photos, they can now add them to an ongoing conversation in the app where they can easily like and comment on them. Users can even save photos and videos from these conversations to their own gallery without any loss in image quality.

No, this feature is not designed to replace your existing chat apps, and all conversations are private. This just adds a subtle usability tweak to the app and encourages users to share photos with close family and friends more often.

This Google Photos chat feature is gradually rolling out over the next week, and it will work across Android, iOS, and web apps.

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https://www.androidauthority.com/google-photos-chat-1062403/

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How to put lyrics on your Instagram story along with a snippet of a song

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You can share up to 15 seconds of your favorite songs and put the lyrics on your Instagram story for your followers to enjoy for the next 24 hours.

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  • After you’ve added a photo or video to your Instagram story, swipe up on the screen and select “Music” to add a particular song and its lyrics, which you can customize the display of.

Since 2016, Instagram has allowed users the option to create Instagram stories and share them for 24 hours with followers, similar to Snapchat. Instagram stories also allow users to create polls and share music from various platforms, such as SoundCloud and Spotify .

However, earlier this year, Instagram announced that users can now add the lyrics to their favorite songs to their Instagram story as well. Here’s how to do it.

How to put lyrics on your Instagram story

1. Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android phone.

2. On the home screen of Instagram, click your profile picture in the top-left corner to add (or create) an Instagram story.

3. Add a picture (or video) you want to feature with the music lyrics.

4. Before you publish the story, swipe up and select “Music.” If you do not see it on your screen, tap on the search bar and type “Music.

How to put lyrics on Instagram storyTaylor Lyles/Business Insider

5. Select a song you wish to add the lyrics from to your Instagram story. You can scroll through the songs suggested to you, or tap the search bar and search for a song.

How to put lyrics on Instagram storyTaylor Lyles/Business Insider

6. After you select the song, choose a snippet of the song and the corresponding lyrics will appear. You can feature up to 15 seconds of the song and the lyrics from the timestamp will appear on the screen.

  • For songs that have lyrics available, you’ll have four different lyric-formatting options to choose from by tapping any of the available “A” icons.

7. After you select the snippet of the song, press “Done” in the top right-hand corner of the screen and proceed to position or resize the lyrics as you’d like, then upload the story.

Source:
https://www.pulse.ng/bi/tech/how-to-put-lyrics-on-your-instagram-story-along-with-a-snippet-of-a-song/eq58hdq

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