Google released the first update to YouTube’s iOS app after Apple implemented its new privacy and data policy. The new YouTube update includes a variety of bug fixes and performance improvements.
Apps within Apple’s mobile ecosystem, iOS, continue to release updates under the Cupertino-based tech giant’s new privacy and data policy.
Google, which offered the new YouTube update to users as part of this, said that errors in the app have been addressed and improvements in performance have been made.
Apple began mandatory privacy-focused “nutrition labels” in early December. However, Google has not yet updated its flagship platforms such as Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps and Google Drive, including its own main app.
The Gmail app began warning users earlier this week that the current version of iOS is old and does not include the latest security features. Google quickly updated its servers to remove the alert.
The new YouTube update, released, points out that other apps under google’s roof will also be updated soon.
Apple decided to postpone privacy following complaints
Apple had decided to postpone the privacy feature in the iOS 14 update after complaints from developers, including Facebook and Google, that it would reduce advertising revenue.
Dave Wehner, Chief Financial Officer of Facebook, had said that apple’s entire form of ad targeting in the iOS ecosystem could change completely due to privacy changes.
In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had accused the company of violating competition rules, saying Apple had made misleading promises to users about privacy and security.
The feature stipulates that app developers get permission from users to follow them in multiple apps.