YouTube has announced some exciting new updates regarding search pages, browse features and cross-language viewing. All of these updates will make it significantly easier to find and search for relevant content on YouTube.
To start, while searching for a video on YouTube, you will now have the ability to view snippets of the entire video before leaving the search page. For example, hovering over the thumbnail with your mouse on desktop or simply viewing the thumbnail on mobile will now preview short segments from the video (with captions included). This feature will allow you to quickly find out if the content in the video matches what the thumbnail and title imply.
Additionally, videos with time-stamped chapters enabled will have those chapters displayed underneath the video on the search page. Chapters make it easier than ever to navigate to the exact parts you want within step-by-step tutorials, DIY, long-form content, etc.
We all know that YouTube hosts videos from all around the world. However, it may be difficult to find videos in your native language regarding a specific topic. Thankfully, YouTube has now implemented a new system that automatically translates captions, titles, and descriptions of videos when content in your native language is not available. Translating videos will make learning and exploring new topics from around the globe effortless.
Lastly, YouTube is experimenting with new features that allow you to view website links and other Google Search information within YouTube search, making for more reliable and trustworthy results. However, this is currently only available on mobile devices within India and Indonesia.
As always, if you have any questions regarding this or any other YouTube-related features, don’t hesitate to contact us.