Need to fix an error in one of your YouTube videos? This process is now easier than ever.
Even the most scrupulous creators sometimes make mistakes, but thanks to YouTube’s new feature, it’s now possible to fix those mistakes without jumping through hoops. The latest update on the Insider Creator channel includes the announcement of Fixesa feature that allows videographers to set the record straight.
Previously, if a knowledgeable viewer spotted an error in a video, creators had to rely on clumsy solutions to fix their mistakes. They could respond to the commenter who spotted the gaffe or upload a fixed version of the offending clip, but the first option lacked visibility and the second erased all the measurements and comments the video had generated up to that point. Now adding an amendment is as easy as going to the offending video’s settings and creating a map that reports the error. The map can be configured to appear at the point in the video where the error first occurred.
According to Pierce, the YouTube product manager who hosted the latest Creator Insider video, the development of the Corrections feature was “based on creator feedback.” Recently, some creators have sought to clear things up by pointing out misinformation in their videos. A notable example came from Mike ‘Doctor Mike’ Varshavskiwhich has gone viral after talking about all the mistakes he’s made in his YouTube career.
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Speaking of transparency, the video embedded above does more than announce the fixes. It also provides an update on the Copyright Transparency Report, which YouTube first launched last December in hopes of demystifying the actions of its Content ID system. The report has now been updated to include data from the second half of 2021. In the report, YouTube now notes that rightsholders have now received $7.5 billion in revenue from the claimed content.
And as if that weren’t enough, this jam-packed update from Creator Insider also includes some glimpses of YouTube’s presence at VidCon. In particular, the platform energizes a conversation between its Director of Product Management, Todd Beaupreand megastar Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson. The two main cast members will discuss the intricacies of the YouTube algorithm, and if you have any questions you’d like them to answer, you can share them in the Creator Insider comments section.