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YouTube test launches a dedicated Podcasts homepage in US: Connected Church News

YouTube seems to be testing a separate home page for podcasts on its platform. It is now being tested only with limited users in the United States. But the story itself points to an interesting trend. We’ve been following this trend for a while. If you follow our news, you know that we’ve been reporting on YouTube’s interest with audio only content for a while now. Audio content is important for us as churches and ministries, right? And many of you are coming from radio background and also even today as word based ministries. Audio is an important form of content for us. So it’s important to watch this trend of how YouTube is accommodating audio content, creating a separate space for podcast. So the URL is going to be youtube.com/podcast, seems like, but it’s not yet available worldwide. So if you don’t see it yet, just wait for it. It’s going to come in the days to come. YouTube spokesperson has actually confirmed this to Tech Crunch in an email.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 5, August 2022 with source links from Google, YouTube, Canva, Meta, Telegram, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Meta releases Reels publishing via desktop with Creator Studio app

Source: Meta | Facebook

🗞️ News 2: Google announces Nielsen’s audience guarantee for CTV campaigns

Source: Google

🗞️ News 3: Canva launches Whiteboard – A free helpful online brainstorming tool

Source: Canva

🗞️ News 4: YouTube test launches a dedicated Podcasts homepage in US

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Telegram’s NFT marketplace idea; Australia’s crypto reforms

Source: Coindesk | Australian Government

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