Creator updates

Use this article to stay up to date with the latest creator updates. Learn about recent updates for YouTube viewers here.

Latest updates

Updates from the past two weeks

 
Community and comments
  • Expanding mentions to all channels: All channels can now use the '@' symbol to mention other channels or be mentioned regardless of their subscriber counts. Learn more.
YouTube Analytics
  • New Content tab in YouTube Analytics: You can now view a breakdown of your reach and engagement reports across Videos, Shorts, Live and Posts with the new Content tab in YouTube Analytics. This can help you better understand how all of your content contributes to your channel performance. Learn more.
  • Analytics in YouTube mobile app: You can now view your Analytics reports such as top Shorts and watch time in the YouTube mobile app. Learn more.

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Previous updates

Updates from the past six months

YouTube Studio
April 2022
  • New Subtitle Editor permissions level in YouTube Studio: With the role of Subtitle Editor, you can give trusted users the option to add and edit subtitles on videos where you've set a default language. Subtitle Editors can't view other channel info or revenue data. Learn more about adding Subtitle Editor access.
February 2022
  • YouTube Studio Editor improvements: We've made updates to the YouTube Studio Editor to streamline the process of editing your video's end screens, info cards, trim, blur, ad breaks and audio. Learn more.
Monetisation
May 2022

Channel Memberships Gifting Beta: We're introducing ways for channel members to buy a one-month gift membership for others. On participating channels, members can buy gift memberships during live streams and Premieres, which we'll  distribute to viewers of the channel. Once redeemed, gift memberships give viewers up to one month of channel membership perks. Learn more.

  • Learn about YouTube's ad guideline updates here.
Policy and copyright
  • Learn about YouTube's recent policy updates here.
YouTube Analytics
April 2022
  • New research feature in YouTube Analytics: You can now explore what your audience and viewers across YouTube are searching with the new Research tab in YouTube Analytics. This can help you to get new content ideas to keep your audience engaged. Learn more.
Live streaming
  • No new updates. Check back soon.
Community and comments

April 2022

  • Stricter setting for potentially inappropriate comment moderation: We're rolling out a new optional setting in YouTube Studio that gives creators more control over potentially inappropriate comments on their channels. The 'Increase strictness' setting holds more comments for review when detecting potentially inappropriate content that creators may wish to keep out of their channel's published comments. Learn more.
Subscriptions and notifications
  • No new updates. Check back soon.
YouTube Shorts
 May 2022
  • Start your Shorts with sampled video on iPhone: We've introduced Cut Cut to sample up to five seconds from another video to begin your Short. To learn more about remixing content to create Shorts, visit our Help Centre.

March 2022

  • Create Shorts with better lighting on iPhone: We're introducing the option to enhance your lighting while you record a Short on iPhone. You can find Lighting sun icon under More Minimise in the camera toolbar. If you turn this feature on, it will remain on for future videos until you turn it off. Learn more about creating Shorts.
  • Retouch in real time while recording Shorts on iPhone: We're introducing the option to add a skin-smoothing effect while you record a Short on iPhone. You'll find Retouch magic wand icon in the camera toolbar. If you turn this feature on, it will remain on for future videos until you turn it off. Learn more about creating Shorts.

February 2022

  • Import video clips to create Shorts on Android: We've rolled out a feature that lets you import videos from your Android device's gallery while in the Shorts camera. You can select a video clip, crop a clip to be vertical or trim longer videos to 60 seconds or less. Learn more about creating Shorts.
Other updates
March 2022
New creator tips: Take a look at our new creator tips to find everything that you need to grow your channel on YouTube. Learn more.
YouTube Studio app updates
Learn about the latest YouTube Studio app updates here.
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