YouTube Preparing to Launch Local Versions in Chile and Peru

YouTube, founded in 2005 is one of the largest online video sharing communities that offer billions of people to discover, watch, and share originally-created videos. The company has made a number of different changes to its site from time to time to make it more user-friendly in the end.

According to Clases de Periodismo, the local versions of YouTube portals will be available soon in Peru and Chile.

Alberto Arebalos, Director of Global Communication & Public Affairs of Google for Latin America, made this announcement during a meeting with journalists.

In an announcement, Arebalos said that both launches will be made within next two months. Although, he stated that the company scheduled to launch the service in a couples of week’s time from one another. However, he didn’t give any hint which country would be first on list.

The inclusion of these two countries is an attempt from the search giant to work at its expansion across Latin America. Previously, in December, the company has launched its service in Colombia.

Latin America is not the only region where Google planned to launch local version. During the second half of 2011, Google’s video platform was rolled out to several national landing pages, including Uganda, Kenya and the Philippines. YouTube will soon be available in local versions in over 40 countries.

You must be wondering what the difference between the global and local version is. It straightaway begins with URL. This means that local users will soon be available to access the platform through “youtube.pe and youtube.cl.” Arebalos stated that local version will make it easy for users to search local content on the platform.

YouTube has also offered special features for advanced users, as they will be capable of monitoring trends. Both these countries will also be added to YouTube’s Trends Dashboard. Local content producers can also participate in YouTube Partner Program.

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