YouTube wants us to have them in our minds as we spend our weekends at home as it rolls out new features, seven of them to be exact that aims to improve our YouTube experience. Â These new features are – five new languages, email alerts, new look for search results page, new sharing options, new upload interface, new player changes and enhance YouTube-for-iPad.
Let’s take a quick look at each of these enhancements.
YouTube has added five new languages – Greek, Hungarian, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian. If you want o view YouTube in any of those languages simply scroll down to the bottom of any page on YouTube, select “language” and click on any language and you’re good to go.
The YouTube email alerts feature has been made more useful Now, you can choose to receive an email alert whenever a new video was uploaded to the channel you subscribed to. Say goodbye to checking your email from time to time just to check whether new video has been uploaded.
The YouTube search experience was also given a refresh. Â Search result page now looks better, more compact and sizes, color and other elements of the page are now more consistent.
Fond of sharing videos? Now you can share them to your Google Buzz and Blogger contacts.
Even the YouTube upload interface was changed and now looks a little different. Streamlined look and functionality, toned down colors, repositioned webcam option, easier information on how to upload video from mobile phone are the changes implemented.
The YouTube-on-iPad website was also optimized and now features a grid layout on the home screen, search results and other video lists.
Finally, of course as we reported, the YouTube video player has also been transformed. A new player design for videos without ads was just rolled out while those with ads and emebedded videos will also get the same enhancement in the coming days.
There you go, if you’re not doing anything this weekend, why not check out some of these features. You can even play around with the YouTube iPad-optimized website if you just got your new iPad 3G.
Originally posted on April 30, 2010 @ 8:22 pm