Blogger Adds Video Upload Feature | Google Give Video Podcasters A Boost

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Blogger Logo SmallGoogle have added the ability
to upload videos to Blogger, their free
blogging service. The additional feature to the service was added as
part of a series of updates last week.

These were mainly to resolve a technical problem with the blog
publishing and hosting

Publishers who use Blogger had been experiencing trouble
various editing and posting operations last Monday and Tuesday. Google
was quick to
notice and repair this issue, as it was no longer a concern by

Blogger Outage Setback

Wednesday, however, was the day that Blogger and the Blogspot
hosting platform suffered an outage that lasted little over an hour.
Apparently this setback affected the entire community of hosted

The downtime affected several bloggers who were trying to
update or add posts, including Lisa Kasanicky. 

According to PC
World Magazine,
Kasanicky tried several times to post to her blog Tuesday morning, but
instead got an increasing number of server code errors. 

Despite the
inconvenience, she still stated that “I’m not giving up on Blogger.
It’s a Google product, and I’m a big fan of what they do. I know they
perfect things.

It seemed like a hard week for the Blogger team, getting
back up and running, especially since all of this occurred just before
the 8th birthday of Blogger, which was on Thursday.

Google Announce New Feature

To make up for everything, and to attract new users, Google announced
the addition
of a video upload feature on Friday, via the
Official Blogger Buzz

When you go to the Blogger post editor, you’ll see a new
button ()
next to the image uploading one. Just select a video from your
computer, wait a few minutes for the upload and processing to occur,
and voila!

This new feature will make uploading videos as simple as the
process, and will provide the same ease as photo uploading, according
to Google. 

This should make it much easier for bloggers to become video
podcasters, which has really taken off now.

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