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Creator Weekly: YouTube Shorts Tools, Spotify Podcast Comments, Google Photos - iCloud Photos transfer

What’s happening this week? It seems like every platform wants to be a social network, with comments on Spotify podcasts, Substack pushing Notes, Beehiiv making it easier for people to like & comment. Plus YouTube is launching new tools in the Shorts editor, you can transfer your photos and videos between Google Photos and iCloud Photos, set up recording before your Meet meeting and more. Top news and updates this week Six new tools coming to the YouTube Shorts editor, including auto-generated captions. Long shut down Apple news site TUAW was relaunched with AI-generated articles under the original authors bylines New features are coming to StreamYard studio Instagram shared Reels tips Spotify is launching comments on podcasts What would happen if you disavow all backlinks to your website? Cyrus Shepherd tried it. You can now transfer your Google Photos library to Apple iCloud Photos and vice versa. There is a Threads bonus program, seemingly aimed at Instagram creators. Goo

Creator Weekly: YouTube Erase Song tool, Twitch's new features, Threads is one

I hope you’re staying cool this week! It was fortunate there was a holiday so I didn’t need to do anything much. This week there are a few updates from YouTube, news from TwitchCon Europe, Threads celebrated its first birthday, and more. Top news and updates this week YouTube updates the Erase Song tool to remove copyright-claimed music Twitch announced new features in the works for the mobile app, Stories, Clips, Stream Together, Power Ups and more YouTube live streamers can now go through policy training for unauthorized 3rd party content warnings Google Search Console had delayed Performance Reports data this week (but it should be fixed) Threads is one year old, and has plans for the future Mastodon has a feature that links a shared news article to the author’s Fediverse account After backlash Meta (including Instagram) is changing labels from “Made with AI” to “AI Info” Instagram says focus on sh

Creator Weekly: YouTube Premium Features, Universal Analytics Shutdown, Threads in the Fedivers

Summer is here! I hope you’re staying cool! There are lots of updates this week, from new features for YouTube Premium subscribers to new ways to share to Threads, and lots more for video creators, live streamers, bloggers and social media folks. Top news and updates this week Google’s Universal Analytics shuts down completely on July 1, so now is the time to back up your content or set up a GA-4 property. New viewing features for YouTube Premium subscribers. New report on YouTube and Fan Culture. Everyone is a fan! Chatbots based on creators are the new AI trend. The Blackmagic Camera App is now available for Android phones. On X only paid subscribers will be able to live stream. Patreon is launching new community building tools. AdSense for Search has updated consent management requirements for ads in Switzerland (no, you probably don’t need to change anything) Bluesky has a cool new feature: Starter Packs Matt Growcoot at PetaPixel has tried to figur

Creator Weekly: YouTube Notes, Threads API, Instagram Reels

This week I experienced some problems with international communication first hand. It was the European edition of the Google Product Expert Summit and I joined virtually from home in California. Unfortunately the shared schedule had times that were all off by one hour. I did figure it out, mostly. But it was frustrating. And it makes me more aware that I need to be clear about the time zones of events I’m promoting. This week there are updates for YouTube, Threads, Instagram and more. Read on for details! Top news and updates this week YouTube Thumbnail Test & Compare tool is now rolled out to eligible channels. YouTube is testing user Notes to add context to video claims. The YouTube video editor no longer has a length limit. Moderate multiple published comments in YouTube Studio Use YouTube’s privacy process to request removal AI deepfakes of yo. New Instagram Reels features. New Substack video clip tool. Google Search spam update rolling out. Beehiiv adds a “Name your pric

Creator Weekly: YouTube Thumbnail A/B testing, Apple Intelligence, X Likes are Private

Happy Father’s Day weekend to all you dads out there! This week YouTube finally started rolling out its much-anticipated thumbnail A/B testing, Apple announced (what else) tons of generative AI features, X decided to make Likes private, plus more for web publishers, video creators and social media posters. Top news and updates this week YouTube is rolling out its thumbnail test and compare tool At WWDC24 Apple announced “Apple Intelligence” features built into iOS, macOS and iPadOS. YouTube handles can now be set in 75 different languages. YouTube is testing a bunch of features powered by generative AI. Twitch launched Power-Ups for live chat, a new fan funding option which are paid for with Bits. Twitch is also launching a new DJ Program that allows live DJs to stream popular music. has a new unified dashboard. X has made Likes private so others can’t see what you’ve liked. X Analytics are no longer available to free accounts. LinkedIn added seve