It's now possible to put an HTML snippet on your website that automatically pulls up the latest videos with a certain tag word. An example of this, let's say you want to show all videos related to Mexico on your website. However, you want your website to be automatically updated whenever a new video is uploaded with the tag word Mexico. By using the snippet below, you can do this!

HTML Snippet for Mexico

By replacing the word mexico in the above snippet, you can show any tagged videos on your website and have your site automatically updated whenever a new video is uploaded with that tag!

You know, I really can't believe the pace that we're releasing new features. I mean, it really does seem like like just yesterday we launched something and, yet, here we are again... back with more.

And here they are:

  • Video Sharing

    On YouTube you've always been able to upload Public and Private videos. Public videos are for everyone to see, and Private videos are only seen by the people that get the secret link URL to that video.

    Now you can share videos more easily with friends and family by inviting them directly through the My Friends tab, and by adding them to your Friends or to your Family groups.

    For each video that you uploaded to YouTube, you can decide to share the video with Friends, Family or both.

  • Ability to Remove Comments on your own videos

    You can now remove comments left by others on your videos.

Many people have asked us how to put a list of videos on MySpace. We've made a Flash application that can be embedded into your MySpace page! It looks like this:

For details on how to do this, please see help.


  • Attach a video to messages!

    If you want to send someone else on YouTube a cool video, you no longer have to paste the URL into the message. You will now see a dropdown menu where you can select the video that you want to attach to the message! The message recipient can simply click on the thumbnail to view the video.

  • Show related video in comments

    While browsing through the site, we've seen that many users reference videos they've posted when they leave comments in other people's videos. To help this effort, we've pushed out a new feature that allows you to reference one of your videos directly from the comments section. Watch a video and see this feature in action!


Whew! A couple busy, busy weeks. These are some of the changes we've made:

  • New front page

    We have redesigned the front page to better capture what YouTube is about. The featured videos lend an instant snapshot of the cool videos added recently to the site. Upload your interesting video and watch it get featured!

  • Browse pages

    The browse page contains many, many more items for each of the categories. Each category now contains 100 items separated into 5 pages.

  • UTF-8 support in tags

    Finally! UTF-8 support has been added to tags. You can now attach UTF-8 tags to your video. You can also go back to videos you've previously uploaded and add UTF-8 tags to those. Furthermore, UTF-8 searching is enabled. Try searching for 王力宏.

  • HTML-enabled emails

    Emails being sent from the system have been converted over to using HTML.

As always, while you're perusing the site, if you notice anything you'd like changed, please feel free to shoot us a message.

You can now add a field for "Date Recorded" and "Location" to each of your videos. This information will show up when your video is viewed. Also, the location you enter becomes a clickable link that brings you to Google maps. To associate a date or location to your video, please go to my videos and click on the edit video button.


Greetings everyone!

Thanks for visiting YouTube! We have been most impressed with the reception from our users. In an effort to communicate improvements and changes, this blog was created.

So, first off, we are extremely happy with the feedback we've received thus far. We are continuously working towards our goal of making YouTube the digital video repository for the Internet. That said, please let us know if there's something you'd like us to address—we really, really, really do value any input our users send. We read every e-mail that is sent to us. Go ahead, try it; we'll prove it!

Anyway, back to the recent changes. This last week, we've added many improvements to the site:

  • New browse videos page

    We have been receiving many video uploads each day. While this is really exciting, we realized that it has gotten increasingly more difficult to find videos you want to watch. We have made an attempt to address this problem by launching a convenient browse page. From here, you can find the most recent videos, the most popular videos, the most discussed videos, and the most added to favorites videos

  • Searching by username

    Prior to this week, it was difficult to find videos by a certain user. For example, I've enjoyed every video Cobaltgruv has ever put up. Instead of having to search for a video of his, I can now type "cobaltgruv" in the search box and get a result set of all his videos.

  • Linking your videos from your homepage

    Many YouTube users maintain their own websites. A common request from users was to have a convenient way to link to videos users have uploaded to YouTube from these websites. We just released a feature that enables users to easily do this—linking to one's YouTube videos from anywhere on the Internet. By adding a tiny snippet of HTML code on your homepage, you can have your YouTube videos directly show up inside your homepage! For more details on how to do this, please see the help section.