A few "short" weeks ago, a strange option started showing up in creator's video settings. A small section that was titled "Shorts Permissions". The short paragraph explanation was finished off with a bold, already checked check box that clearly stated "Allow people to sample this content". Well the mysterious appearance of this on creator's video … Continue reading YouTube Shorts Permissions – What It Is and Why YouTube Dropped the Ball
YouTube Shorts logo Since the latter part of 2020, YouTube have been pushing a new type of content on their platform called Shorts. Shorts are meant to be a competitor to the hugely popular Tik Tok platform that has been taking the world by storm in the last year or two. Other platforms are also … Continue reading How to Upload YouTube Shorts – Early 2021 Edition
Over the last few weeks, YouTube have been rolling out a new menu in creator's Studio dashboard. This menu item called Customization combines all the channel layout features into one central location. I was fortunate to be one of the earliest channels to receive the update as it rolled out over a 2 week period. … Continue reading YouTube Studio Updated With Channel Customization Menu
Very recently, YouTube have rolled out a new feature to creators to enhance their viewer's experience on YouTube in navigating videos - Chapters. Chapters are, as the name implies, sections of your video divided into topics, points, or other logical separation of thoughts within a piece of content. Chapters appear as clickable elements as you … Continue reading YouTube Chapters – Your Quick-Start Primer
This one is for all you YouTubers out there! Ever wanted to schedule your live stream in advance from your YouTube dashboard on your main computer, but plan to stream when out and about on your mobile? Well you CAN! In this video, I show you how step by step. This is what you're going … Continue reading Schedule On Desktop, Go Live on Mobile!
In the ever inevitable march towards the new YouTube Studio becoming the one and only creator tool, YouTube have recently released a fresh End Screen editor for Studio. In the video below, I walk through the new layout and show how easy it is to add videos, playlists, links and subscribe icons to your video's … Continue reading YouTube’s New End Screen Editor – Tutorial
In a recent Twitter discussion, Tom Leung, Director of Product Management at YouTube shared some insights into possible upcoming features for YouTube Studio. One is imminent, and the other is some ways off. Tom Leung Firstly, just around the corner is the ability to bulk upload, a feature that was in Studio Classic, but not … Continue reading Creator Insider Tom Leung Hints at New Features Coming to Studio
As we entered into 2020, there has been a sizeable up-tick in reports of channels that have been hacked, taken over by undesirables, wreaking havoc over someone's pride and joy. YouTube has been hard pressed to help these creators due to the volume of cases and being under resourced. There have been reports that it … Continue reading Don’t Lose Your YouTube Channel!
Earlier this week, YouTube released a video for all creators on the platform instructing them to now flag their content as "made for kids" or "not made for kids" in response the changes to be compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This video, subsequent documentation and the resulting discussion, videos, etc. have … Continue reading YouTube Roll Out COPPA Compliance Requirements to All Creators
Recently, YouTube released a new beta for their upload flow, as part of the continuing roll-out of their Studio Beta product. In short, its an updated UI that encapsulates the upload process into 3 tabs. In the video below, I walk through the process as I take my first "look" at the new feature. https://youtu.be/BjaHaL0SI-8