Streaming website YouTube has rolled out a new dark theme to its mobile app, starting with iOS, with Android to follow soon. To activate the new theme, tap the account icon, hover to settings, select “dark theme,” and enjoy the new look.
Last year, the company added a dark mode to its desktop site and according to YouTube it has since then become one of the most requested features by users for its mobile apps. The dark theme inverts some colours on the apps user interface by swapping out the standard white background for a more cinematic style.
YouTube that holds millions of hours of music, sports, science, culture and gaming content, recently rolled out live chat replay wherein you can follow the conversation even after a live stream is over.
Live chat replays will show up alongside the video, exactly as it appeared live.
YouTube has always worked towards delivering an enhanced experience and in 2009, the company introduced automatic captions, but now is bringing English automatic captions to live streams.
Now when professionally provided captions are not available, our new live automatic captions provide creators a quick and inexpensive way to make live streams accessible to more people. With our live automatic speech recognition (LASR) technology, users will get captions with error rates and latency approaching industry standards.
YouTube plans to roll out this feature in the coming weeks, and will continue to improve accuracy and latency of automatic captions.
In another update, creators can now add a location tag to their mobile live streams and video uploads and share all their favourite hot spots with viewers. You can explore other videos with the same location tag by simply clicking on it. You can also use the location filter on the search results page to find other videos from a specific spot.