Facebook is working on newsletter tools for journalists and writers, according to three people familiar with the company’s plans, a move toward offering more services to independent writers as the social network jumps into the fast-growing newsletter space.
The product, which is still in its earliest stages, could be similar to those of other newsletter companies, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to do so publicly. That could include features to help writers build their followers on Facebook and curate their email lists, the people said, as well as paid subscription tools to help journalists make money from their newsletters.
YouTube’s new Assisted Trim tool lets authors cut controversial pieces of video directly into their profile. So they will spend less on monetization, say the company.
In late December, content creators on YouTube received a tool to show their copyrighted videos. It also allows you to cut out these controversial snippets rather than deleting the entire clip. This is stated in the official blog of the company.