YouTube Announces New Updates For Creators On The App And Here’s What To Expect

YouTube recently went public with several updates that the company is busy working on. This includes a few experiments and expansions in areas that fans have been calling out for a while.

For starters, spam and inappropriate comments are one subject that so many users have been complaining about. And if you happen to be one of them, well, it’s your lucky day.

YouTube says it’s always on the search for ways to better the comments experience for its creators. So many users have recently spoken about how they wish to know when and if one of their comments was removed or not in cases when a particular community guideline was violated.

YouTube says they’re trying their best to try and protect the entire community from one person trying to spread hatred and negativity through the comments section. This can be either through one single channel or a series of channels.

Hence, the app is testing a new feature that is a comment notification that clarifies when and if their comment is removed for violating the community’s guidelines. At the same time, the app is testing a new timeout feature that will put any user adding abusive comments in a consecutive manner on a break to prevent that habitual practice. This would be for up to 24 hours.

So, what’s the ultimate goal? Well, it’s done to reduce the number of abusive or negative comments seen on an app. It’s also being done to stop users from violating the community guidelines in place. Hopefully, such users can take a moment out and reflect on what they're doing wrong and try to amend that into something more positive.

Next up, the app is busy launching a new card seen across the content tab for the app’s Studio Mobile and Web. This is done to make users visualize just how many views they’re getting across various formats. Hence, it could be in the form of vods, Shorts, or even Live Streams.

It’s quite similar to the last performance card that was launched on the dashboard. It will look across the last ten Shorts, Vods, and Live Streams on the app. The whole idea is to make you understand the classic range in the past 28 days. The app says for live streams, all views are considered, be it live or archived.

YouTube also speaks in detail about how they had touched upon a test launched last year regarding timestamps. This was for a subset of community violations.

In this new experiment, timestamps are available in emails and in the Studio’s Appeals flow. It will occur whenever the app believes some form of violation has taken place. Obviously, creators will be given more details about the violation done in Community Guidelines, alongside helpful resources in the Help Center that are linked to a particular violation.

For better transparency, the YouTube platform has chosen to expand this test further. So now, the company is providing coverage for at least three additional policies. The topics include safety for kids, s*icide, and self-harm, as well as those, include explicit or violently themed content.

Last but not least, the app has opted to launch a new series of upgrades for its posts on the app. This will occur over the next few months and is designed to make it more fun, visually appealing, and super engaging. YouTube says the main goal here is to enable creators to have a deeper connection with all of their creators.

Those content creators with access to the community tab on their Android can avail the feature that entails adding text, filters, and even stickers on posts directly in the app. Soon, it will come to iOS too.

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