Google Chrome to Hide Parts of URLs in Future Update via @MattGSouthern

Google Chrome to Hide Parts of URLs in Future Update via @MattGSouthern

Google is working on ways to hide parts of a website’s URL in the address bar, showing only the domain name. This update could be coming as early as the next version of Chrome (version 85), according to documents discovered by Android Police. The documents reveal details about experimental features in a pre-release version of Chrome that modify the appearance and behavior of the browser’s address bar. An experimental feature is referred to, in Chrome developer terms, as a “flag.” The main flag found by Android Police is called “Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL Path, Query and Ref.” This feature makes the Chrome browser hide all parts of a URL […]

Facebook Search Results Now Include Wikipedia Knowledge Panels via @MattGSouthern

Facebook Search Results Now Include Wikipedia Knowledge Panels via @MattGSouthern

Facebook appears to be testing the addition of Wikipedia knowledge panels in search results, according to reports from multiple users. Based on the screenshots shared on Twitter, this feature is reminiscent of Google’s integration with Wikipedia. Here’s an example that was spotted a few days ago: New? Facebook shows Wikipedia snippits in search results h/t @jc_zijl pic.twitter.com/zcbQJmauhE — Matt Navarra | 🚨 #StayAtHome (@MattNavarra) June 9, 2020 Just like in Google’s search results, the Wikipedia knowledge box in Facebook search shows key details about the entity being searched for. You’ll also notice there’s a lone Instagram link, which is a stark contrast to Google’s search results containing links to all […]

YouTube to Let Creators Customize the Look & Feel of Their Channels via @MattGSouthern

YouTube to Let Creators Customize the Look & Feel of Their Channels via @MattGSouthern

An update to YouTube Studio will allow creators to alter the look and feel of their channel by customizing the layout, branding, and more. This marks the first time YouTube will have given creators such control over their own channels. Finally, an opportunity to stand out beyond just channel headers and video thumbnails. Representatives from YouTube previewed the update in the latest Creator Insider news flash video. “We are making YouTube Studio the creator’s destination for all things channel editing. As a result we will be launching the ability to customize your channel’s look and feel directly within YouTube studio. You’ll be able to customize your channel’s layout, branding, and […]