YouTube is rolling out updates to improve the creator experience and enhance video streaming quality.
Some changes include new comment filters and support for advanced video codecs.
Introduction of New Filters
YouTube has received positive feedback about comment filters in Studio and is now testing some of the same filters for creators in the comments section on the main app.
This experiment is being conducted with a small number of creators.
The new filters allow creators to filter comments by those they have not yet responded to, comments from members or public subscribers, and super thanks comments.
“These filters will appear at the top of your comments feed, next to the existing sort options such as top and newest comments,” said Connor from Youtube
These filters are designed to make it easier for creators to find and respond to comments on mobile.
By providing more control over the comments section, YouTube is enhancing the creator’s ability to engage with their audience.
Elevating Streaming Quality
YouTube has also announced that creators can now stream AV1 and HEVC live videos to the platform. Previously, YouTube only accepted AVC (H.264 codec) through the RTMP protocol.
The introduction of AV1 and HEVC allows creators to stream higher-quality video with a lower bitrate. This translates to better watching experiences for viewers.
“Creators can now stream higher quality video with lower bitrate, which will translate to better watching experiences for their viewers.” mentioned Connor from Youtube
The support for AV1 and HEVC codecs is a technological advancement that elevates the streaming quality on YouTube.
With this, creators will benefit by delivering high-quality content and enhancing the viewing experience for the audience.
These new updates are much needed, and we can’t wait to see how it impacts creators and viewers within the platform.