Before we say goodbye to 2021, we have one last edition of The Creator Update, our roundup of the latest news from the creator economy. For those who like to watch their news, you can check out episodes of The Creator Update on the Google for Creators YouTube channel. Otherwise, read each edition right here on the blog.
So let’s get right to it; here’s what’s top of mind this week:
YouTube expands channel permissions, launches auto chapters
YouTube shared news of three updates last week. First up, YouTube released new permissions support for Live Control Room, the desktop dashboard where creators set up and manage their live streams. Now, creators can grant users access to Live Control Room in YouTube Studio, where managers and editors can create, start and manage live streams and viewers can view them.
With the new Editable Auto Chapters, YouTube makes adding chapters to videos a snap. While uploading a video, creators can check a box to automatically divide it into different chapters. Adding chapters enhances viewing experience, because it allows creators to add more context to a video, and lets viewers easily find and rewatch specific parts.
The last feature update is called Places Mentioned, which allows creators to easily add the places mentioned in a video in the video description box. Before this, creators had to manually add TextMap links about the places mentioned in videos. Places Mentioned is visible on the main app for iOs and for food and drink videos on Android.