Google Is Building A Creator-Focused Mobile App, Channel Donations And Crowdsourced Captions

TechCrunch

Google’s letting YouTube creators know they’re special and important with a new Creator Preview series of videos (via 9to5Google) to keep the updated on new developments, and the first one reveals some of the upcoming YouTube-focused features the search giant is working on. Among the new developments are a creator-focused YouTube management app, new revenue options via direct channel donations, and crowdsourced captions in over 60 languages.

The roughly three minute video doesn’t describe the creator app in too much detail, but it gives the impression that it’s designed to provide more backend information and feedback for YouTube creators to access on the home. The donation mechanic is similar to one that Vimeo already has in place, and would offer an additional, completely YouTube-contained way for channel creators to solicit and collect funds directly from audience members. Captions would make it possible for YouTube creators to reach international audiences…

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