A terrific place to share videos, grow an audience, and showcase your talent is on YouTube. However, the platform has always made it challenging to correct a video that has issues. Finally, YouTube is introducing a feature that will allow producers to edit a video without having to re-upload the entire thing.
The new YouTube corrections function, which is currently rolling out to creators, does exactly what the name implies: it enables producers to edit a YouTube video without deleting the original and re-uploading/publishing it.
How does that function?
Unfortunately, the original video is not changed. Instead, the changes are made in text form, and in films, a pop-up can display particular timestamps for the repairs. On an support page , YouTube explained:
Add Correction: or Corrections: to your movie, followed by the timestamp and an explanation of the correction, if there are any. Any video chapters should come after this section. An information card titled “View Corrections” will show up when your audience plays your video.
The image below provides an illustration of the new feature, showing the View Corrections button showing up inside of a video and some text describing the adjustment. The View Corrections button only shows once, at the timestamp of the first correction in any specific video, according to a video on the Creator Insider channel from YouTube.
Of course, this still falls short of being the ideal option. Creators are still unable to change the content of their films without removing and republishing the old version, which reduces engagement and, perhaps, revenue. However, these recent YouTube corrections are a great improvement, which we were happy to see.