YouTube is contemplating removing children’s videos completely from the platform and moving it to YouTube kids.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Google executives are considering shifting all the content starring children to YouTube Kids.
Inappropriate graphics, predatory activities and more of such stirs on the platform have resulted in the executives discussing this move.
A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge the company considers “lots of ideas for improving YouTube and some remain just that — ideas.”
Few employees are also requesting executives to consider turning off autoplay. Additionally, Federal Trade Commission is reportedly in the final stages of investigation into YouTube over children’s videos, after receiving numerous complaints from consumer groups and privacy advocates.
Moving all of YouTube’s kids content would be tedious task. There are 500 hours of content uploaded to the platform every minute. Google has the means and resources to excute such a move, but there are a lot of significant factors that need to be considered before confirming the move.
Secondly, YouTube is testing a new interface on Android that hides comments until you press a button to see them. The test is currently live in India.
The feature is currently at the experimental stage and a broad roll-out and feedback may determine it’s future eventualities.