YouTube brings skippable ads feature to mobile

Youtube finally allows to skip ads in its mobile version!Video sharing site YouTube introduced skippable ads way back in 2010. This became a popular feature as this enables YouTube members to skip the ad after 5 seconds and proceed viewing the video they chose to view.

Now, YouTube is finally introducing this feature to mobile devices.

YouTube, which is majority owned by Google, now extends this option to mobile YouTube viewers and this comes as a very big development. Being able to skip those unwanted ads saves valuable time to view more videos on the mobile site.

According to Phil Farhi of Google, “Giving viewers choice over ads they watch has led to a better, more engaged viewing experience, benefiting the entire YouTube community of users, advertisers and content creators.”

Google has experimenting on ways to promote mobile ads on YouTube videos. These may come in banners, promotional videos to ads that are unskippable.

YouTube’s mobile app isn’t preloaded in Apple’s latest iOS 6 operating system.

YouTube has been lording it over when it comes to video sharing. Other sites like DailyMotion have since been aggressive in their desire to unseat YouTube on top of the market but they have failed to do so.

Will this development be a good change for YouTube? Share your thoughts!

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Three days worth of videos uploaded to YouTube every minute

So how many videos are really there in YouTube’s archive?

YouTube has been in the business for seven years now. And in those seven years, it has grown into a gargantuan video sharing site that nobody expected when they unveiled it.

YouTube can’t say how many videos are in their website. But the team said, “Today, 72 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute. Like many sever year olds around the world, we’re growing up so fast! In other words, every single minute you now upload three whole days worth of video, instead of two. That’s 61 Royal Wedding Ceremonies, 841 Bad Romances, and 1,194 Nyan Cats.”

A year ago, YouTube set a record when they were recorded to have been uploading 48 hours of video every minute.

The video sharing site started sharing videos in 2005 and was acquired by Google, Inc. back in 2006.

YouTube has evolved into something that is personal. The site now features millions of personal channels that are created by filmmakers, home videos, DIYs, tutorials and many more.

The YouTube team added, “And all the 800 million of you all over the world have shown us we’re on the right track by increasing subscriptions 50% and watching over 3 billion hours a month.”

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