YouTube redefines ‘HD’ videos, removes tag from 720p resolution | HT Tech

YouTube redefines ‘HD’ videos, removes tag from 720p resolution

Anything below the 1080p resolution is not ‘HD’ for YouTube and is rather Standard Definition or SD.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: May 18 2020, 11:28 IST
This also makes 720p fall in the same category as 480p or 360p.
This also makes 720p fall in the same category as 480p or 360p. (Pixabay)

YouTube is redefining what HD (High Definition) video quality means for the platform. The video sharing and viewing website by Google has been showing 720p as ‘HD' since past several years. But A couple of days ago, the ‘HD' tag was removed from the 720p video resolution options. Spotted by popular Youtubers like MKBHD, there is no official statement by the company on this rather minor change.

So, this means that anything below the 1080p resolution is not ‘HD' for YouTube and is rather Standard Definition or SD. This also makes 720p fall in the same category as 480p or 360p. However, it does not mean that the particular video option will be removed from the website and the app. It will still be there but without the ‘HD' tag.

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First Published Date: 18 May, 11:28 IST
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