YouTube adds new channel achievement cards to incentivize creator activity –

YouTube is looking to provide another incentive for creators to reach channel milestones with new Achievement Cards that will show up in the YouTube Studio dashboard.

As you can see here, new emoji-based achievement notifications will appear in YouTube Studio when channels hit certain levels, on several fronts.

As YouTube explains:

“Creators will see these cards when they pass certain milestones, for example in terms of subscribers, views and watch hours. The goal of this is to better recognize the creators and their incredible work.

It seems like a fairly straightforward way to promote more activity on YouTube, but it might just be the encouragement some creators need to keep going, especially in the early days of creating their channel, when it seems like they’re not getting much traction with their clips. .

A simple smiley face, telling you that you’ve hit 500 views, might be just what you need, when you need it, which could make this a more valuable addition than it appears at first glance.

Or it could be nothing – how you look at it will depend on your personal perspective.

YouTube will be experimenting with achievement cards for the next several months, at least.

In addition to this, YouTube is also expanding its timed comment test, which it initially launched in April, for iOS and Android users.

As you can see here, timed comments include a timestamp indicating the specific moment in the clip that each comment refers to. The idea is that this will provide more context for YouTube comments, while also highlighting which items are generating the most discussion, which could lead to more engagement.

Weather comments are now being rolled out to the YouTube mobile app.

And finally, YouTube has also issued a reminder that as of July 23, all unlisted videos that were uploaded before January 1, 2017 will be changed to ‘Private’, based on the previously communicated change to unlisted posts. . If you want your videos not to appear in the list, you will need to manually cancel the change before then.

You can view the latest YouTube Creator Insider update for more context on these changes here.

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