YouTube is testing a feature that automatically finds results in some videos. The feature also displays a list of related videos. YouTube is currently testing the feature with a small group of users in the US.
“We are trying out a new feature that displays a list of results found in some videos, as well as linked results. The feature appears between the videos which are recommended for viewers scrolling under the video player. The goal is to help people explore more videos and information about these results on YouTube. This feature will be seen by people watching videos in the US, ”YouTube said in a post.
According to a 9to5Google report, YouTube had started testing this feature with a small group of users in mid-2020. It now looks like it is expanding to more users. The report also noted that there was a lack of clarity on the implementation of the new feature.
The new feature comes after YouTube announced a new tool for content creators. The tool automatically scans videos and alerts creators about potential copyright claims and advertising persistence restrictions before creators publish their videos.
The purpose is to make it easier for YouTube creators to avoid copyright claims and to better monetise the videos. For example, if a copyright claim is found, creators will have the option of finding a way to address the issue. Creators will have several options to get support from YouTube to address issues. If creators believe that they have not violated copyright rules, they can also dispute the claim and seek a review.