Have you ever clicked submit, upload or publish on a media with an embarrassing error? Let’s be honest: we’ve all been there – and even YouTubers are guilty of occasional inaccuracies.
Fortunately, YouTube has introduced a useful new feature, Fixes, to help creators resolve their mistakes more easily. Starting June 15th, YouTubers can now add an information card to already uploaded videos that viewers can expand and read at a chosen timestamp. This pop-up note will appear in the upper-right corner of the screen and is designed to give creators the option to correct errors even after pressing the upload button.
Before the feature was introduced, users had to either delete, edit and repost videos with errors – losing precious engagement data in the process – or wait for their viewers to notice a pinned comment or correction note in a video’s description box.
Access this Google Support blog post (opens in new tab) for a detailed rundown of how to add these fixes to uploaded videos (spoiler alert: it’s super simple). The Creator Insider YouTube channel also posted a clip introducing the new feature, which you can check out below:
The Fixes feature comes as YouTube’s first significant creator-focused update in quite some time. The video platform introduced a beta version in May, giving YouTube streamers the option to offer subscriptions to selected viewersbut more recent updates like one that lets viewers skip to the most watched parts of the videos – shook the cage with the creatives responsible for producing the site’s content.
YouTube Music, on the other hand, had a number of useful updates in 2022. In March, for example, YouTube added a feature which allows listeners to save their queues as playlists in the Android version of the popular music streaming app. Then, in May, the company quietly released a feature that gives users suggestions on where they can release their musicwhile also testing a widget that lets subscribers better customize your radio queues.