YouTube removes ability to automatically post activity on Twitter and Google+
YouTube is making a major change. The Google owned service has announced the removal of automatic posting of public YouTube activity on Twitter and Google+.
In a post on the company’s support forum, Jordan from Team YouTube shared the news.
Many years ago, we introduced the option to automatically post your public YouTube activity with your social media followers on both Twitter and Google+
Since then, we’ve found that social sharing works better when the message is more customized and takes advantage of social media features, such as @mentions.
Overall, this provides a better experience for both you and your followers vs automatically generated posts
That’s the reason they’ve decided to remove this feature. YouTube says the change will come into force after January 31st. This means the option in YouTube Settings > Connected apps > “Share your public activity to Twitter” will be wiped out starting February.
To clarify, this change won’t affects already shared items. Also, you’ll still be able to share videos on social networks directly from YouTube via the Share button. Plus:
Creators will also see an option to Share on social networks/platforms right after they successfully upload a new video
An important point worth mentioning is that the ability to add social media links to your channel banner is not being removed.
You can still add a link to your Twitter profile from your Channel > About tab > Customize channel > Links.
You can find the complete announcement by heading here. Let us know what do you think about this change. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Recently, YouTube also carried a spam subscription removal process, prior to which the company warned users may see a noticeable decrease in their sub count as spam subscriptions are being removed.
We’ve recently identified and fixed an issue that caused some spam not to be removed. Today/tomorrow, we’ll be taking action and removing subscribers that were in fact spam from our systems
This has now fully rolled out and subscriber counts are updated across YouTube (YouTube Analytics, the Channel page, etc).
Reminder: if your channel had spam removed, you'll see a YouTube Studio alert.
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 15, 2018
YouTube also said channels that fall below 1,000 subscribers due to this action will no longer meet the minimum requirement for YPP and will be removed from the program. You can check out the complete details here.
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