YouTube is introducing a set of new features for creators and institutions using the platform for educational content, The Verge reported.
In a blog post, YouTube said it’s launching an embeddable video player for education apps that removes ads, external links, and recommendations so viewers can “avoid distractions.”
The ad- and recommendation-free player will be available to select partners to start, including education tech companies like EDpuzzle, Google Classroom, Purdue University, and Purdue Global.
Furthermore, the video-sharing platform unveiled new tools for creators making educational content on the platform, including ways to charge viewers for their videos.
In 2021, YouTube launched its kids app in Arabic across 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. YouTube Kids is a standalone app which hosts varied contents to help families support their children’s exploration and curiosity.
The app is created for kids under 13, as it provides videos that children enjoy, in addition to offering parents easy-to-use tools so that each family would be able to choose the settings that suit their children.
Moreover, kids can acknowledge new topics, expand their horizons and be entertained through channels and playlists, that organized into categories including Learning & Hobbies, Arts & Crafts, YouTubers & Family Vloggers, Music & Dance, Toys & Play and more.