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What's new in YouTube Studio Beta

Hi, creators! 

On this page you can find the most important information about YouTube Studio Beta, including the latest, upcoming, and previous features and updates. Keep in mind that many Creator Studio Classic features aren't currently included in YouTube Studio Beta, but will be coming in the future.

Last updated: Oct 9, 2017.

Latest updates

You can check all previous updates to see what we've built so far. Come back often to see what's new! Here's the latest additions:
Missing feature links
You'll now see a set of buttons on the left menu for features that are not yet available, like End Screens, Playlists, and Live streams. Clicking them will take you straight to those features in Creator Studio Classic.
Not all missing features will have these links (we don’t want to clutter the menu), but that doesn’t mean the feature isn't coming in the future (it probably is already being worked on!).
Back button
No way to easily get back to the previous page or channel view? Now you can navigate back easily without having to use your browser buttons. You'll find a new arrow button at the top of the page.

What’s next?

We want to remind you that there are many classic features that we will be bringing to YouTube Studio and, of course, a bunch of exciting new ones. 
Coming soon
  • Custom and auto-generated thumbnails
  • Editor for titles, descriptions, and tags
  • Advanced metadata settings
  • Translations
  • A first version of a new video editor, starting with Trimming functionality. Note that this is not a replacement of, but rather a revisioning of Enhancements and more features in Video Manager.
  • Improvements to the comments experience in YouTube Studio. Thanks for the feedback on that!
  • Non English UI
  • Sorting and Filtering for the Videos list, starting with the basics.
  • Quickly share, view or delete your video from the Videos list.
  • Monetisation settings: We know there's a lot missing compared to classic, so we'll try and bring it up to par.

Longer term

  • Analytics: Improved ways to visualise your data, and new metrics and insights to help you grow your channel.
  • Brand new dashboard with stats, tips, actions to take, information, opportunities and more!
  • Adding End screens and cards
  • Video editor - expanding beyond trimming (e.g. blurring and more)
  • Playlists functionality
  • Live streaming functionality
  • Copyright flows
  • More bulk actions across the platform

Chat with other beta testers and the YouTube team about upcoming updates in the Creator Community.

Why should I use YouTube Studio Beta?

This platform will be the new home for everything creators care about—all you need to manage your presence, grow your channel,  interact with your audience, and make money.
We're building it to be more intuitive to use than the current Creator Studio (now called “Creator Studio Classic”). At first, you’ll see fewer features than you’re used to, so you’ll likely still have to use Creator Studio Classic. You’ll see more features added to YouTube Studio Beta over the coming months.
We want to get your feedback early on, so we can make this platform the best it can be for you, the creator. You can find instructions on how to send us feedback further down.

How do I get YouTube Studio Beta?

We want to make sure we get the basics right by getting creators involved as early as possible. YouTube Studio Beta is currently available in English for invited creators only. If you have been invited, you can access YouTube Studio Beta at or, or by clicking the blue button in the left menu in Creator Studio classic.
Note that YouTube Studio Beta is only available for Chrome, Opera, and Firefox on desktop. 

Send feedback & feature requests

The main idea for YouTube Studio Beta is to get feedback from creators. We know that many features aren't available yet, so we’d like to know which ones you’re missing the most, suggestions for new features, and any issues you have.

Here's how you can let us know: 

"Send feedback" button

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio Beta with your whitelisted channel.
  2. In the left menu, click Send feedback
  3. Type in your feedback. The more information you include in your report, the more helpful it is for us. 
  4. Choose if you want to include a screenshot (you can highlight any information on the screen or remove personal information that's showing).
  5. Click Send. We won’t be able to reply to your submission directly, but we’ll definitely read it and take it into account!

Exit survey

When you’re leaving new YouTube Studio to go back to the Creator Studio Classic, you might see an optional survey. Use this to tell us about the reason you’re going back and we'll take it into consideration.

Connect in the Creator Community

We have a private room in the YouTube Creator Community for YouTube Studio Beta testers to chat with each other and the YouTube Studio team.
Contact our Creator Support team if you have issues.  

Switch between YouTube Studio & Creator Studio Classic

We know you can't do everything yet in the new YouTube Studio. To go back to the old version of Creator Studio, click the blue Creator Studio Classic in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Whenever you want to go back to YouTube Studio, click the blue YouTube Studio Classic in the bottom-left corner of the screen or go to

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