YouTube rolls out GIF-like previews for videos to all users

15 Juillet, 2017, 13:21 | Author: Marc Bacque
  • 7 Vital Elements of a Successful You Tube Video

YouTube is now beginning to widely A/B test a video preview feature when you hover over a thumbnail.

Some Twitter users appear to have noticed the moving thumbnails as far back as July 4, but YouTube officially announced them in a tweet it shared on July 13.

YouTube does warn creators not to worry if their video doesn't have a live preview, since not every one of them will - that criteria is going to depend on "topic and content", the company explained. Users will thus be prevented from sharing overly salacious previews, and given the effectiveness of sexy thumbnails, that's probably a good thing.

What's Transpiring With Shares of Genel Energy plc (LSE:GENL)?
It is engaged in offering risk management, insurance broking, consulting, technology and solutions, and private exchanges. The stock of HSS Hire Group PLC (LON:HSS) has "Speculative Buy" rating given on Thursday, April 6 by Beaufort Securities.

Stats to Get you Primed for Wimbledon's Women's Final
Venus Williams is facing off with Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the Wimbledon Final on Saturday. Muguruza will have to serve well and return even better to win her second Grand Slam title.

3 killed in crash involving wrong-way driver on western Wis. freeway
All three men in the gray vehicle were from Minnesota and suffered fatal injuries, according to the release. The driver of the black vehicle was airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

YouTube has released a new Thumbnail previews feature to the desktop users.

According to YouTube, the site uses AI to determine the "best" part of the video to preview, so video creators don't have any input in what is shown. There are obviously several benefits to the feature - viewers can get a glimpse of the video to decide if they want to watch it.

The Google-owned service notes that the new YouTube video thumbnail feature is now rolling out to everyone, and clarifies that it only works on Chromium-based browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox. As we mentioned, only a 3-second preview is visible, and the clip shown is automatically generated from the first half of the video. This three second preview shows what's inside the video just by hovering the mouse on the Thumbnail. YouTube will itself pick up the random frames from the Videos and then preview it to the users who are looking for the video.


  • Fiji wins Pacific Nations Cup 2017

    Fiji wins Pacific Nations Cup 2017

    Fiji had sealed its own qualification for the 2019 World Cup in Japan ahead of Saturday's match. Tonga will now join England, France, Argentina and the United States in Pool C.

    Commerce Bancshares, (CBSH) Shares Recommendation Trimmed by BidaskClub

    Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company's stock. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink .
    Two gored and four more hurt at Pamplona's seventh bull run

    Two gored and four more hurt at Pamplona's seventh bull run

    Medical officials in Pamplona said a 30-year-old visitor from the USA was the most seriously injured. The festival ended with seven people gored in nine days - but no humans were killed this year.
  • Iranian General Scorns US Officials' Regime Change Comments

    Iranian General Scorns US Officials' Regime Change Comments

    He further noted the new USA sanctions imposed on Iran, saying "we have plans in store that will deal a great amount of damage and loss to the United States ".

    Hot On The Charts: ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (MYCC), Under Armour, Inc. (UAA)

    ClubCorp Holdings , Inc. on 3/30/2017 reported its EPS as $0.08 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.12. Stifel Financial Corp's holdings in ClubCorp Holdings were worth $333,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
    Wimbledon 2017: Kim Clijsters Makes Male Fan Put On White Skirt

    Wimbledon 2017: Kim Clijsters Makes Male Fan Put On White Skirt

    Kim Clijsters has always enjoyed a huge fan following and crowd support during her playing days before retirement in 2012. An unsuspecting spectator has made the memory of a lifetime after being invited on to the tennis court at Wimbledon .
  • Russian lobbyist, unnamed translator attended Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer

    Akmetshin's presence raises more questions about who attended the meeting and undercuts Trump, Jr.'s explanation earlier this week.
    Dakota Fanning stars in Neill Blomkamp's new short Zygote

    Dakota Fanning stars in Neill Blomkamp's new short Zygote

    Oats Studios is an experimental filmmaking venture from director Neill Blomkamp which will begin streaming on Steam and YouTube within the next few months.
    Attentat de Nice : Macron

    Attentat de Nice : Macron "comprend la colère" contre l'Etat

    Nicolas Sarkozy ne tarit pourtant pas d'éloges envers l'actuel président de la République, reconnaissant avoir été " un peu bluffé " par son ascension.
  • Mundo: Morreu o dissidente chinês e Nobel da Paz Liu Xiaobo

    Mundo: Morreu o dissidente chinês e Nobel da Paz Liu Xiaobo

    O chinês premiado com o nobel da paz, Liu Xiaobo, morreu de câncer de fígado em um hospital na cidade de Shenyang, no nordeste. Os médicos afirmaram mais tarde que consideravam seguro ele ser transferido para o exterior.
    Le dîner secret des couples Macron et Sarkozy à l'Élysée

    Le dîner secret des couples Macron et Sarkozy à l'Élysée

    Selon le journal Le Figaro , le couple Sarkozy a été invité à la table de Brigitte et Emmanuel Macron, au palais de l'Elysée . Et la même source d'ajouter: "Le président Macron a l'intelligence de ne pas sous-estimer l'expérience de Nicolas Sarkozy ".

    Trump unamused by French marching band's Daft Punk medley

    And, no matter what your politics are, many feel Donald Trump doesn't engage with the world with the same kind of zeal. France is a country, so to celebrate its national holiday, Bastille Day, it puts on a huge military parade.


Ça s'accélère pour Bahebeck — Mercato PSG
Après Troyes, Valenciennes, Saint-Étienne et Pescara, il devrait cette fois prendre la direction de la Suisse. Si les deux premiers prêts étaient plutôt prometteurs, ce dernier peine à confirmer au plus haut niveau.

Qatar Airways Takes Off to Kyiv
American said its decision was made as a protest against what it alleges to be government subsidies of the major Gulf carriers. Maintaining the programme "no longer (makes) sense for us", an American Airlines spokesman said.

Sherman Oaks congressman 1st to file for Trump impeachment
Bill Clinton was impeached by the House in 1998 on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstruction of justice. He also expressed hope that the filing could shock the White House into better behaviour, seeing "incompetency replaced by care".

Trump: 'Many People Would Have Held' Son's Russia Meeting
Sherman said: "I am pleased that Congressman Al Green has joined me in filing Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. In an interview with Reuters Wednesday, Trump Sr. seemed to dismiss the controversy swirling around his eldest son.

Watch Trump Suffer a Daft Punk Medley for Bastille Day
France is a country, so to celebrate its national holiday, Bastille Day, it puts on a huge military parade. Unsurprisingly, it's entirely the sort of fun Pres.

Kim Clijsters fait le show à Wimbledon
L'homme s'est prêté au jeu mais ne disposait pas de la tenue blanche réglementaire en vigueur à Wimbledon. L'invité surprise a cependant eu beaucoup de mal à renvoyer les balles de la championne.

Amazon préparerait une réponse au HomePod d'Apple
Un autre point qui intéresse Amazon est la reconnaissance de la voix. Mais jusqu'à présent, l'enceinte Echo n'a pas évolué. Et, premier constat, ce modèle serait amaigri.

Theo Campbell: 'Tyla is fake!'
It's been all positive! Tune in to ITV2 tonight at 9pm to find out who couples-up and who will be dumped from the island... He said that Marcel and Gabby were one of his favourite couples in the villa, but also that they are "having an easy ride".

Samsung launches a new Buy One, Get One deal for Galaxy S8
Rumors point out that the Bixby button will feature a different texture in order to make it easily identifiable. Additionally, the Note 8 would get a 12MP dual rear camera and battery of 3,300mAh with fast charging facility.

French Army Marching Band Performs Daft Punk Medley for Bastille Day
But forget the politicians, these guys and gals in uniform did a great job with their rendition of the mega hit. Donald Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron today - and a musical tragedy ensued.