- Nov 10, 2017
YouTube has launched a new watch page to show stories related to specific news topics getting traction on its platform. The company said it's a new immersive watch page experience for news stories that "will pull together content from authoritative sources."
The news watch page has started rolling out and it will be available in over 40 countries in the coming future. It's supported on mobile devices as of now, but YouTube said that the feature will be available on its desktop and TV interfaces as well.
You can access the YouTube news watch page on the homepage feed or in search results. Primarily, it's meant to show up when a user looks for news stories on YouTube. The feature consolidates video content from a variety of sources and formats such as long-form, podcasts, live, and Shorts.
The YouTube news watch page carries a newspaper icon to differentiate itself from regular videos in the feed. You can swipe on its card to see thumbnails of various related stories. Apart from that, YouTube has also announced a new Shorts Innovation Program to help news organizations create short-form video content.
YouTube has started the rollout of a new watch page that displays news stories related to specific topics. The feature will be available in over 40 countries across the globe over time.