YouTube Revamps with Twitter App, Education Hub

YouTube has done a little spring cleaning, and provided some details Thursday about the updates made to the site, including a Twitter app, an upload progress bar, and an education hub.

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"Everyone’s on the Twitter these days, so we’ve added a ‘share to Twitter’ button under the Share options so you can easily send a video into your Twitterstream," YouTube wrote in a blog post. "Feel free to change the prefilled text, if you like. This was a big internal request, but we know many of you asked for it, too."

YouTube will not automatically shorten the video URL, but is looking to add that functionality in the future.

To help you keep tabs on your uploads, YouTube had added a progress bar via a new Flash uploader. "Our next step will be providing the estimated video processing time for your upload," YouTube said.

The Google-owned site will also be launching an education hub.

YouTube EDU "is a volunteer project sparked by a group of employees who wanted to find a better way to collect and highlight all the great educational content being uploaded to YouTube by colleges and universities," YouTube said. "We’ll feature some of these videos on the home page on Friday and elaborate further in a separate post on that day."

The company also said it has "cleaned up the upload flow from phone-to-YouTube" on its newly launch mobile landing page. YouTube promised more details on that this weekend. (

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