What's new in YouTube Studio Content Manager beta

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content ID matching system.

On this page, you can find the most important information about YouTube Studio Content Manager beta, including the latest, upcoming, and previous features and updates. Keep in mind that many features from the old Content Manager (now called "Content Manager Classic") aren't yet included in YouTube Studio Content Manager beta, but will be coming in the future.

What is the YouTube Studio Content Manager beta?

We’re redesigning the current Content Manager interface and integrating new features, capabilities, and workflows.

Latest updates

Check out the below updates to see what we've built so far:
  • Issues: In the left-hand navigation you’ll see a new “Issues” section. This is where you’ll find any potential To Dos (reference overlaps, invalid references, etc.) associated with your owned Content ID assets and claims. To see and prioritize by a specific issue type, you can filter the list of Issues by “Issue type”.
  • Reference overlaps and invalid references can be found in the Issues section and have been given a new look that allows for easier, more efficient resolution.
  • Potential claims are also found in the Issues section. Multiple claims for the same video are grouped together.
  • Manual claiming (for eligible partners) has been added to the left-hand navigation. This redesign allows you to indicate where your content appears in a video when creating a manual claim, adding transparency to the process.
  • Channels linked to your Content Manager have been added to the left-hand navigation. Invite and create new channel options to come soon!

What’s next?

There are many more Content Manager Classic features that we’ll be bringing over to YouTube Studio Content Manager, and also some exciting new features that aim to address your operational needs.

Coming soon

  • Disputed and appealed claims
  • Analytics
  • Ownership conflicts & transfer requests
  • Assets
  • Claimed videos

Why should I use YouTube Studio Content Manager beta?

This platform will be the new home for the tools you need to manage your content and rights on YouTube.
We're building it to be easier and more efficient than Content Manager Classic. At first, you’ll see fewer features than you’re used to, so you’ll likely still have to use Content Manager Classic. More features will be added to YouTube Studio Content Manager beta over time.
We want to get your feedback early on, so we can make this platform the best it can be for you. You can find instructions on how to send us feedback below.

Send feedback & feature requests

One of our main goals for YouTube Studio beta is to get feedback from partners. We want to make sure we get the basics right by getting partners involved as early as possible.

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. In the left menu in YouTube Studio Content Manager beta, click Send feedback.
  2. Type in your feedback. The more specific your feedback, the more helpful it is for us.
  3. Choose if you want to include a screenshot (you can highlight any information on the screen or remove personal information that's showing).
  4. Click Send. We won’t be able to reply to your submission, but we’ll definitely read and consider it.

Tell us why you're leaving

When you’re leaving new YouTube Studio Content Manager to go back to the Content Manager 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.

How to access YouTube Studio Content Manager beta

You can access the Studio Content Manager beta interface by clicking the blue Try Studio Content Manager beta gear icon in the top left corner of Content Manager Classic.

YouTube Studio Content Manager beta is currently only available for Chrome, Opera, and Firefox on desktop.

Switch between Classic and beta

We know you can't do everything yet in the new YouTube Studio Content Manager. To go back to the old version of Content Manager, click the "Content Manager Classic” button in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

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