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Google is bringing local versions of YouTube to seven more regions
Having access to a localized version of YouTube is something many of us take for granted here in the United States. Over 80 percent of YouTube’s billions of daily views come from users outside the U.S., but still not many of these users have access to a local version of the video service. To help improve this, Google today announced that it’s expanding local country versions of YouTube to seven more regions. Now, folks living in the Adriatics, Baltics, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Belarus will now get relevant content suggested to them based off their location, making their overall YouTube experience much more personal.
With these new additions, YouTube now has local versions in a total of 85 countries. Google explains:
For fans in these countries, this means easily discovering local creators and content. In Kazakhstan, you’ll find local talent such as DynastyofCat, a hugely popular DIY and vlogging channel, or even local broadcasters like TheSevenChannel, right there on the homepage. In Belarus, you can find 17-year-old vlogger DimaErmuzevich who regularly reaches more than 400K fans; and the Serbian music channel Grand Production, which has grown a following throughout the Balkans and beyond with their folk music.
This also opens up the opportunity for creators in these regions to become a YouTube partner, earn money from their channels, and gain access to additional tools and resources.