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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 4, Oct 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

YouTube Announces Multiple Improvements to UI on Mobile & Smart TVs

YouTube has announced multiple improvements to the user experience and user interface while using YouTube on your mobile devices and smart TVs. First, with mobile devices, YouTube says they’re bringing stable volume control where there aren’t any sudden spikes in the audio levels. The next option is called press to 2x where you’re watching a video and all you have to do is hold the screen and you will be taken to 2x speed. And then once you take it off, you go back to the regular speed. The other option that I really like is lock screen. Where you’re watching a show, you don’t want any interruptions. You can lock the screen. There is one smart TV UI improvement that you definitely need to make a note of. And that is people who are watching videos on a large smart TV will now be able to see the video details on the right side, including title, comments, description. Most people today watch ministry content on smart TVs and it’s good for you to know how they’re going to consume the details of your ministry video.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 4, Oct 2023 with source links from Google, TikTok, YouTube, X, WhatsApp.

🗞️ News 1: Google Brings New Accessibility Updates to Search, Maps and Chrome   

Source: Google

🗞️ News 2: TikTok Launches Out-of-Phone Ads for Billboard, Cinemas, Outdoor Venue   

Source: TikTok

🗞️ News 3: YouTube Announces Multiple Improvements to UI on Mobile & Smart TVs   

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 4: X (Twitter) is Testing a $1 Subscription for New Unverified Accounts       

Source: X

🗞️ News 5: Whatsapp Adds Passkey Option Using Face, Fingerprint or Pin to Unlock 

Source: WhatsApp

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