If you post to YouTube, you’ll love these new Creator features
YouTube is notable among tech platforms for being better than most at actually listening to its user base, something which they’re demonstrating once again by releasing a host of new, much-demanded features to their Creator Studio.
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One thing that YouTube does well is listen to its users. Sometimes it takes them a while to respond, but they usually will add a feature or two that everyone really wants. If YouTube is one of your main social media tools, then you’re really going to like these new upcoming Creator features that will be added to Creator Studio.
If you post a lot of videos, then one of the things that you hate is always having to fill in the same information over and over, such as links and tags. YouTube now says that it will be releasing a long awaited cloning feature that will allow users to clone their upload settings from a previous video. This will definitely expedite the posting process, particularly if you post a lot from a mobile device.
Taking that another step, the platform said it will improve its upload default settings, meaning that we’ll finally see defaults added to the mobile posting process. This will also allow multiple upload templates, so you won’t need to re-enter all the data every time you publish a clip. Yes, you can just clone the data from another video as above, but having the right data as a default in the first place will make things go faster.
Speaking of faster posting, another upcoming feature will be the ability to upload videos directly from Google Drive. Drive will be added as another source for your video content, so you’ll be able to access all of your shared videos on your Drive folder.
AI Is In The House
YouTube also says that it’s working on some other, more automated video upload tools, including auto-generated video descriptions and titles and AI tools to help improve video thumbnails. It’s yet to be seen whether its suggestions are more SEO friendly that what can be done manually, but it will probably be better than some of the random titles that some users use. As far as thumbnails, that’s one of the main hassles many creators have, so more intelligent selection will definitely speed up the process.
Finally, YouTube is adding pre-publish checks on mobile so it will be the same as the desktop app. This will analyze the content of your video for a range of potential violations, including copyright violations and language red flags, giving creators the opportunity to address them before they post.
There’s no timetable for when these new Creator features will be released, but the word is that YouTube is testing each of them now. That could mean we’ll see them soon.