Use this article to stay up to date with the latest creator updates. Learn about recent updates for YouTube viewers here.
Updates from the past two weeks
- Experimenting with the 'Held for review' tab in YouTube Studio: We're experimenting with the 'Held for review' tab in the Comments section of YouTube Studio. If you're part of the experiment, we'll expire comments from your 'Held for review' tab after 60 days. We hope that this helps creators quickly review the freshest comments, while removing less relevant ones. There is no change to published comments.
- Improved caption editing in YouTube Studio. You can now easily upload, edit and insert captions for your videos with the new caption editor directly in YouTube Studio. Learn more.
Updates from the past six monthsYouTube Studio
Note: For any updates regarding Analytics in YouTube Studio, check the Analytics section.
- New customisation experience in YouTube Studio: You can now easily manage your channel layout, branding and basic info in one place with the new customisation page in YouTube Studio. Learn more.
- Blur feature in YouTube Studio: We're bringing an improved blur experience to YouTube Studio, giving you more options for face blur and custom blur. Learn more.
- Studio Permissions for brand accounts: Channel Permissions in YouTube Studio are a new and easy way for you to grant other people access to your channel data, tools and features in YouTube Studio. Channel Permissions are now available to channels associated with a brand account. Learn more.
Playlist features going away soon: The following playlist features will be discontinued starting 8 October 2020 due to low usage: video notes, translated playlist titles/descriptions, remove duplicates button and auto-add. Playlists are core to YouTube and you can still use other features to manage your playlists. Learn more.
- Classic editing effects are going away soon: Classic editing effects will be going away after 30 September 2020. These features were rarely used and we're removing them to enhance your experience in YouTube Studio. Learn more.
- Advanced channel settings in YouTube Studio: You can now manage your advanced channel settings such as channel redirects and channel visibility directly in YouTube Studio. Learn more.
- Community contributions going away soon: Starting this week, community contributions will be discontinued across all channels. You can still use your own captions, automatic captions and third-party tools and services. You have until 28 September 2020 to publish your community contributions before they're removed. Learn more.
- Editor (limited) role in Studio Permissions: With the new editor (limited) role, you can now invite users to help manage your account in YouTube Studio without giving them access to your revenue data. Learn more.
- Improved card experience in YouTube Studio: You can now add cards directly from the video details page and while uploading a video in YouTube Studio. Learn more.
- New default channel layout: Channel pages will by default display content in three pre-configured sections: Uploads, Created playlists and Subscriptions. Creators can still choose to customise their channel page and add up to 10 sections. Learn more.
- Feature changes for customising your channel: Translated channel sections and vertical section layout will be discontinued from 15 July 2020. We're also redesigning featured channels to increase visibility on mobile. These features were rarely used and we're removing them to simplify your experience, as well as focus on bringing channel customisation to YouTube Studio later this year. Learn more.
- Poll cards going away soon: Poll cards will be discontinued across all channel pages after 10 June 2020. You can still use comments to review feedback from viewers and eligible creators can use Community posts to engage with viewers. You have until 10 July 2020 to access your poll cards. Learn more.
- YouTube Studio is the new home for creators: Creator Studio Classic has now gone away for all channels. Learn more.
- Upload videos in bulk: You can now upload multiple videos at one time in YouTube Studio. Learn more.
- Automatic disclosure of paid product placements: Any video marked as containing paid promotions, such as paid product placements, sponsorships and endorsements, will have a disclosure shown saying that the video contains paid promotions.
- YouTube Giving expansion: Monetising creators and artists in the US, UK and Canada now have access to YouTube Giving if they have 40K subscribers or more. There have been some updates to eligibility, as well. Learn more about YouTube Giving.
- Channel memberships prepaid experiment: Starting 3 August 2020, we'll run an experiment that will allow viewers to purchase either a three-month or six-month channel membership in one single payment. This option will be available to most viewers in the US, India, France, Germany and Spain for up to three months.
- New 'checking' icon and monetisation system improvements: There's a new 'checking' icon that shows you that our systems are still reviewing your content. Ads won't run during this time period. Upload as unlisted or private until checks are complete.
Policy and copyright
New live stream features in YouTube Analytics: We've added new live-stream features in YouTube Analytics that allow you to:
- See your live-stream data within minutes
- Know when your viewers are on YouTube to better understand your audience
- See your total contributions of live streams, Premieres and uploads with publish formats
See a summary of your latest video or live stream's performance from your channel dashboard.
- New live stream features in YouTube Analytics: We've added new live stream features in YouTube Analytics that allow you to:
- New monetization metric in YouTube Analytics: You can now see how much money you’ve earned from multiple revenue sources with the Revenue per 1,000 views (RPM) metric in YouTube Analytics. Learn more.
- See issues at a glance for live and Stories: We have extended the restrictions column to live and Stories. The restrictions column is an additional status column on the video page that will show you if there are any video distribution or monetisation-impacting issues at a glance.
Community and comments
- Improved Stories navigation: Viewers can now see your next story by swiping up/down instead of left/right. Instead of swiping up to find comments, viewers can still tap Comments at the bottom of the screen.
- Watch Now sticker for Stories: We're replacing the Watch Later sticker with a Watch Now video sticker. The Watch Now video sticker links viewers directly to a video, instead of prompting them to add it to a Watch Later playlist. Learn more.
Subscriptions and notifications
- Coronavirus updates: For the latest updates on how we're addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, please visit g.co/yt-covid19.
YouTube Studio app updates
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