YouTube App Hits 10 Billion Google Play Store Download Milestone

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San Francisco, July 23: The Google-owned YouTube app for users has surpassed a whopping 10 billion downloads on the Google Play Store.According to 9To5Google, video streaming has exploded in popularity over the past decade with improving global internet speed, introduction of devices and increasing access to smartphones/tablets. As the largest and most well-known streaming platform globally, it was always likely that YouTube would become the first “proper” user-facing to hit such a download milestone on the Play Store, it added. Google’s YouTube Reportedly Pushing Harmful Videos, Claims Mozilla.

Given that the app comes pre-installed on almost all devices, it is marginally bolstered and could even include some activations from back before the Play Store even existed. The company recently rolled out a new tool — “Super Thanks” — that will let users tip their favourite creators on the platform. Village Cooking Channel Gets YouTube Diamond Play Button for Reaching 10 Million Subscribers; Netizens Pour In Congratulatory Messages (Watch Unboxing Video).

This new feature gives the creators yet another way to earn money while also allowing them to strengthen their relationships with the viewers. Fans watching YouTube videos can now purchase Super Thanks to express their gratitude and show support. They will see an animated GIF and, as a bonus, get a distinct, colorful comment to highlight their purchase, which the creators can respond to.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jul 23, 2021 09:43 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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