YouTube update will let you ‘fix’ your embarrassing mistakes

Ever hit that dreaded “send” or “upload” button and immediately regretted it because you spotted an embarrassing mistake in your media? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Even the mighty YouTubers sometimes stumble into the land of inaccuracies.

But fear not, my friends, for YouTube has come to the rescue with a fantastic new feature called Corrections! Drumroll, please. As of June 15, the creators of YouTube can now add an infocard to their already-uploaded videos. It’s like a secret trapdoor to fix boo-boos!

So, how does it work? Well, when you make a blunder in your video, you can now create a pop-up note that viewers can easily expand and read. This little note will pop up in the top right-hand corner of the screen, voilà! It gives creators the power to correct mistakes even after the damage is done and the upload button is smashed!

Before this ingenious feature, creators had to choose between two not-so-great options. They could either delete the whole video, fix it, and re-upload it – but that meant losing valuable engagement data. Gasp! Alternatively, they could pray that their viewers spotted a pinned comment or correction buried in the video’s description box. Fingers crossed!

Now, with Corrections in town, those days of dilemma are behind us! But don’t take my word for it, head over to Google Support blog post to learn the secret handshake of adding corrections to your videos (spoiler alert: it’s as simple as munching on popcorn). You can also check out YouTube’s Creator Insider channel for a delightful clip introducing this game-changing feature.

Oh, and by the way, this update is like a treat for creators – it’s been a while since YouTube offered something meaningful to make their lives easier. Sure, there was a beta version in May that allowed streamers to gift memberships to selected viewers. But more recent updates, like letting viewers skip to the juiciest parts of videos, had some creators shaking in their boots.

Meanwhile, YouTube Music has been throwing parties with all kinds of cool updates in 2022. In March, they gave Android users the power to save their music queues as playlists. Cheers! Then, in May, they slyly rolled out a feature that suggests where you can cast your music. And hey, they’re even trying out a widget that lets subscribers pimp their radio queues. So, while the YouTube content creators are getting their groove on with Corrections, the music lovers are partying hard with some awesome upgrades!

All in all, YouTube keeps evolving, and we’re here for the show! So, next time you make a boo-boo, remember, Corrections has your back! Keep those videos coming, and who knows, maybe you’ll be the next YouTube sensation! Wink.

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