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Now You Can Tag Creators, YouTube Introduces Handles

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World giant video streaming app, YouTube, has announced that creators will automatically be assigned handle for their channel.

In a letter sent to Elvis Baya, YouTube stated, “We’re writing to let you know that over the coming weeks YouTube will be introducing handles to make it easier for members of the community to find and connect with each other.

“Your handle will be unique to your channel and will be how people mention you in comments, community posts, and more.”

According to the statement, YouTube, said that they are gradually rolling out the ability to choose a handle for all channels over the coming weeks, and users will receive emails and a notification in YouTube Studio when they are able to choose theirs.

“In most cases, if you already have a personalized URL for your channel, we’ve reserved this for you as your handle. If you want a different handle from the one we’ve reserved, you can change it.

“If you don’t already have a personalized URL today, you’ll also be able to choose a handle for your channel,”the giant app said in the letter.

“Starting on November 14, 2022, if you haven’t yet selected a handle for your channel, YouTube will automatically assign you a handle, which you can change in YouTube Studio if you’d like.”

The handle will begin showing up in a few places across YouTube, including:

• The Shorts tab

• Search results

• Comments and mentions In some places.

YouTube further plans displaying handle alongside the corresponding channel name, such as channel page. Additionally, in the future, it will be shown in even more places across the platform.

How will this new feature help a creator?

It will benefit the creator to get noticed in Shorts as well establish identity.

With a handle, people can tag the creator in videos.

It will be easy for others to find the creator on YouTube as much as helping the creator connect with others in the YouTube community.

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Uhuru Kenyatta Back On Twitter, Facebook Three Years After Trolls Forced Him Out

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Former President Uhuru Kenyatta is back on social media after his sudden exit three years ago.
Mr Kenyatta is now back on an official account @4thPresidentKE, which is now available on both Facebook and Twitter platforms.

In March 2019, Mr Kenyatta’s Twitter and Facebook pages were abruptly deactivated in what his then Chief of staff Nzioka Waita claimed was to allow for the remedial recovery measures to be undertaken.

“On account of unauthorized access to the official social media handles of H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, all official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken,” Mr Waita said.

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Even so, in November 2020, Uhuru opened up about his social media exit, noting that trolls had forced him out.

Mr Kenyatta was also a victim of online bullies.

“You see I left Twitter and other social media sites because I saw they are full of insults and nothing constructive. You sit there reading the comments instead of sleeping. ‘Oh, what have they said?” he said.

“They make calls asking people to see how the trolls have attacked. I would rather sleep or talk to my wife,” he added.

Meanwhile, Singer, Esther Akoth better known by her stage name as Akothee, has threatened to sue blogs that use the content she shares on social media in a malicious manner.

The mother of five has indicated that she will sue blogs for Sh300 million for using her content. The singer claims that blogs would rather highlight sensational events in her life than promote her business.

The singer who recently reconciled with the Sister Cebbie while appreciating the role the news and entertainment blogs play in society, said some of the outlets had turned to tarnishing the names of celebrities.

“To All Kenyan bloggers, this is your last day of posting rubbish about my brand, tarnishing my name for your own gain. You will be forced to pay a penalty of Sh 300 million if you post anything malicious about my brand. I don’t need you, you need my content, period. Wacheni kunipost sitaki (don’t post me),” she decried.

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Is Twitter Shutting Down? Find Out Here

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Twitter office buildings will be temporarily closed until Monday and employees will have no access inside, reports the BBC, and this has resulted in many thinking the platform is “shutting down”, while others are under the assumption that it is “ending” in 2022.

Twitter has gone through a number of changes since it was purchased by Elon Musk, and if reports are to be believed, a number of its employees have voiced their opinions against the new rules.

Elon himself has been vocal about his desire to bring about more changes to his newly-bought platform, but there is no indication of the service coming to an end altogether despite growing concerns.

*USERS THINK TWITTER IS ‘SHUTTING DOWN’*

While neither Elon nor Twitter’s employees have confirmed these rumors, users can’t stop thinking what they would do if Twitter were to shut down. This stems from reports that their offices are being temporarily closed.

The #RIPTwitter trend further added to people’s concern, with many, before checking the facts, believing that Twitter’s service would end tomorrow.

Being the troll that he is, Elon also joined the trend by sharing a meme on his verified account, which shows the Twitter logo on a tombstone, jokingly implying that the platform is dead.

However, in a contradicting Tweet, the billionaire shared: “We just hit another all-time high in Twitter usage lol”

*MEMES ABOUT PLATFORM ‘GOING DOWN’ ARE HILARIOUS*

Just like Elon, people have come up with their own version of memes in reaction to raising concerns about Twitter ‘shutting down’ for good.

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