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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Nov 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.

YouTube rolls out design changes to platform including Ambient Mode

Next time you log into your YouTube app, you may feel like things look a little bit different because YouTube has been rolling out some UI design changes to the platform. And that includes features like pinch to zoom, which allows you to focus on one little part of the video. Like you can just pinch and zoom the video like you would do on an image on Instagram. And you can focus on one part of the video, say, right side corner of the video. Let’s say that’s an information you want to focus on. You can do that. I think it’s a useful feature. And you can even think of this feature when you create content for your audience. You can say something like you can pinch and zoom if you want to focus on the number on the right side or something like that. So something to think about. And the other feature is called Ambient mode, which adjusts the background of the app based on the color of the video, which is also a nice touch because it’ll look nice to the audience.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, November 2022 with source links from Google, LinkedIn, Meta, YouTube, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Meta brings Reels to Facebook Groups; announces new community tools 

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 2: YouTube rolls out design changes to platform including Ambient Mode

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 3: LinkedIn continues to grow in both revenue & engagement, says Microsoft

Source: LinkedIn

🗞️ News 4: Google launches My Ads Center, giving users better control over the ads

Source: Google

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] UK’s Lower House of Parliament votes in favor of Crypto

Source: Coindesk

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