YouTube launches COVID-19 news shelf for authoritative content

The dedicated section will be expanded to more countries as well. It is unclear which all countries the feature has been extended. At the time of writing, the feature does not appear to be enabled for Indian users.

Written by March 22, 2020 09:21

California [USA]: As COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact nations and economies, tech companies in the information business are doing their bit to ensure people receive trusted information and YouTube is the latest to announce its new measures.


The official YouTube Insider account tweeted that it is launching a COVID-19 news shelf on its homepage in 16 countries to give users access to authoritative content.

After testing the widely imitated Stories format last year, YouTube is now rolling the feature out to creators with more than 10,000 subscribers, alongside new features like the option to comment on Stories.

The dedicated section will be expanded to more countries as well. It is unclear which all countries the feature has been extended. At the time of writing, the feature does not appear to be enabled for Indian users. (ANI)