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Get ready for 360° spherical video Earlier this year, YouTube announced support for spherical videos in Google’s Chrome browser and Android phones. These videos allow you to control the camera and look around a central point in 360 degrees, either by clicking the onscreen controls or by using the accelerometer on an Android device. And more video platforms beyond YouTube are rumored to be adding support for spherical videos later in 2015. A 360° video viewed in Safari A 360° video viewed in Chrome What does 360° video mean for creators and brands? Spherical videos put you right in the middle of the action. Music videos […]

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5 easy ways to spring-clean your YouTube channel After a rough winter for much of the U.S., warm weather is finally here—which means it’s time for some spring cleaning! If you’re sick of cleaning out your room or your garage, take a break by tidying up your online video life too. Let’s take a look at five simple things you can do to spring-clean your YouTube channel. 1. Make your playlists When you upload a video to YouTube, it just gets thrown in a pile with all your other videos. Viewers can sort upload date or popularity, but your videos aren’t organized in any other way—unless you do […]

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Win tickets to #FullscreenShowcase! Last February, we teamed up with Stageit to bring you a full-day live concert by your favorite Fullscreen musicians. This Sunday, April 19, at 10:15am Pacific time, we’re bringing back #FullscreenShowcase—with some returning artists like Drew Tabor, plus new favorites like Bryan Lanning of DailyBUMPS! How to get tickets Buy a ticket here to the musicians you want to see on our Stageit page and watch from anywhere in the world, right on your laptop! On Stageit, you buy tickets with “notes.” You must buy a minimum of 50 notes ($5 worth) on your debit or credit card. After that, each show in #FullscreenShowcase is “pay what you […]

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Introducing Fullscreen Uploader for Facebook Video Video creators! As you know, your fans are everywhere. They spread across the globe. They follow you on countless social networks. And at Fullscreen, our mission is to empower you to grow those audiences—wherever they can be found. You’ve probably noticed that native video on Facebook is growing. Facebook now sees more than 3 billion native video views per day—65% of them on mobile devices, where your fans increasingly are spending their time. How Facebook video can help you grow You need to be where your audiences are. Yes, there are huge audiences on YouTube, and there always will be. […]

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Vote for your favorite creators in #FullscreenMadness! We’ve teased it in our #FullscreenGO newsletter. We’ve talked about it all weekend long on our new Twitter account, @FullscreenNet. And now, it’s finally here: #FullscreenMadness! How to play #FullscreenMadness is a bracket competition that lets you choose the best video by an up-and-coming creator in the Fullscreen network. Over the past few weeks, we’ve solicited your entries, and now we’ve picked the 32 creators who will be part of the bracket! The bracket is broken down into four divisions: Gamers, Vloggers, Dancers, and Beauty. We’ll hold four weeks of voting, starting today! You can vote on our partner website, Winnin.com. Each week, voting will begin on Monday and […]

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Follow our new @FullscreenNet Video creators: say hello to @FullscreenNet, a brand new Twitter account we’ve started with you in mind! Follow @FullscreenNet The Fullscreen Network is flooded with talented content creators who have yet to be discovered, and even more who are looking to learn the tricks of the trade. With our main Twitter account highlighting larger creators, we’ve heard your feedback and started @FullscreenNet specifically for our creators who are just starting out or still early in their careers. What @FullscreenNet is about So what can you expect from @FullscreenNet? Creator tips and tricks to help grow your audience Up-to-the-minute trend alerts to boost your […]

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YouTube cards are here! Video creators: say goodbye to YouTube annotations as you know them! Okay, maybe not just yet—but starting today, YouTube is rolling out their their long-anticipated “cards” feature, bringing you streamlined calls to action that display seamlessly across both web and mobile devices! How can you use YouTube cards? Cards work very similarly to how annotations have worked in the past. From your Video Manager on YouTube, click the arrow next to the edit button, and choose the new cards feature. When you’re on the new cards page, scrub to the timecode where you’d like to add a new call to […]

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March Madness on YouTube For college basketball fans, no month is more sacred than March. Affectionately referred to as March Madness, this tournament pits 64 teams against one another to determine a national champion. In recent years, the tournament has skyrocketed in popularity due to the prominence of streaming services offered by CBS, whose app was downloaded 4.5 million times in 2014 alone. While this month-long tournament costs employers an estimated $1.2 billion per hour of lost productivity, it’s a boon for advertisers. One advertiser in particular, Capital One, is entering its fifth year as a major corporate sponsor of the tournament. What compels […]

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YouTube discontinues branding intros Creators! It was only last year that YouTube debuted branding intros—a new feature that allowed you to tack on three-second intros at the beginning of your videos. Many creators have used these intros to brand their videos, remind their viewers to like and subscribe, and announce new projects they’re launching. However, YouTube has recently posted an alert saying that they’re discontinuing the branding intros feature at the end of March. What this means for you After March 31, you’ll no longer be able to add, update, or remove a branding intro from your videos. YouTube has given you two options for […]

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