About a month ago, YouTube announced some big projects that people were immediately fans of. At the recent Vidcon conference, the company once again confirmed its intention to help creatives who upload content to YouTube.
Matthew Glotzbach, YouTube director of product management for creators, and the company’s vice president of engineering for creators, Oliver Heckmann, took the stage to announce the news.
First of all, the YouTube Creator Studio app for Android users has already made its way into the App Store, while iOS users will also receive it in the near future. The tool allows users to view analytics, manage their videos, filter and respond to fan comments and posts, customize push notifications and more. You can also download the application from Softpedia.
The company also gives creators access to an extensive library of royalty-free sound effects, so they don’t have to skip steps to get their hands on such content or create it themselves. In contrast, future sound effects on YouTube will likely sound the same for this exact reason.
A really exciting announcement from the two executives of YouTube was that the platform would soon support 60 FPS videos, which will be especially handy for those who often post gameplay videos to the site.
Another “coming soon” feature is the ability to name your collaborators on the video in a way that people can actually click. Right now, YouTubers who create such clips often post links to their contributor’s accounts in an annotation, which people often stop before the video even starts.
Speaking of annotations, YouTube will replace them with maps that will work on all platforms (desktop, smartphones and tablets).
Fans of certain videos will be able to submit subtitles for works they like to help those who don’t speak a certain language. This feature is really great and should be useful for a lot of people.
Another feature creators will benefit soon is to make their videos easier to discover. No further details have been shared about it other than that this will be a new way to create playlists.
The two executives also confirmed that the platform will receive a way for fans to donate to their favorite content creators. Many have already tried to make money through various campaigns and Patreon seems to be particularly popular these days.