YouTube deactivating links in Shorts videos
YouTube deactivating links in Shorts videos

A new version of YouTube Shorts is being released in order to solve the platform’s rising spam problem. According to the firm, URLs that appear in the Shorts description, Shorts comment box, and vertical live feed will no longer be clickable as of August 31.

By implementing this new rule, spammers and fraudsters will have a harder time misleading and defrauding users through links.

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According to the business, spammy links might direct consumers to harmful information like malware, phishing, or other frauds.

Youtube Short Links
Youtube Short Links

Additionally, because clickable social media icons have also been used to deceive visitors with misleading links, the business is eliminating them from all desktop channel banners.

Systems and guidelines are already in place on YouTube to find and eliminate bogus links. However, it is completely eliminating these links rather than depending on this technology. Since the modifications will be made progressively, not all links will remain inactive until August 31.

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