YouTube created a revolution since it let anyone with an internet connection upload any content they wanted. Now, with more than 1 billion users, the content has increased so much that 4 billion videos are watched daily and a lot of videos are uploading every minute. Of course, there are all sorts of videos on the site, from people filming their pets or themselves to some professional content that’s used to actually share interesting points of view. Google has updated this service throughout the years and recently the player was updated to look more aesthetically pleasing, but soon Google will update an aspect to help administrators to control the content that is viewed.
This new feature, which shall be available in a matter of days, can be found as an additional Google Service for Google App admins, where they can tweak YouTube Settings. This way, they can restrict the video content that will show up for each member of the network including those in the recommendations section and the videos that appear when they search for any term. Admins can also give different status to people from the network, for example, those who are categorized as “unrestricted” users will be able to browse through any kind of content despite the restrictions set by the admin. Other users could be granted with an “approved” title, and they could also have access to all of the content while they could also make some videos available for the rest of the signed-in users. Restrictions can be applied to certain units, so different areas can have their own settings.
This is of course, intended for a work environment, which has been a serious concern for Google in recent times. Android for Work is also designed for these kind of environments, also allowing admins to restrict or control the kind of apps the employees can install from the Play Store as well as the services they are allowed to use. These moves are trying to bring more confidence towards the Android ecosystem as it is continually expanding and maybe entice some more users to use it in their devices that they carry every day.