YouTube 2022 roadmap: Here’s a list of new features coming to the platform


YouTube has shared a list of all the new features that will be gradually coming to the video streaming platform this year. YouTube Product Manager, Neal Mohan shared the roadmap for new YouTube features in 2022.
He mentioned that “Each of these updates is based on a lot of discussion and data, as well as feedback from the entire YouTube community.”
Mohan mentioned features for creators, viewers, and partners in an official blog post. Here is a list.
Features for YouTube Creators
YouTube wants to provide creators with every possible tool to help them achieve their creative goals. For this, the company has confirmed to bring more engagement and monetization options across all formats – ShortsLive and VOD — the platform currently offers.
For starters, the company plans to make improvements to the way creators make shorts. Apart from that, new video effects, editing tools, etc. will also be added to help creators easily create Shorts videos.
YouTube also offers the option to respond to individual comments by creating a Short.
Additionally, to help Shorts creators create branded content in Shorts, the company will add new options in BrandConnect. These features include great cat and ability to shop directly from a Short.
Other additions include “Go Live Together” and “New Insights” in YouTube Studio. The “go live together” will allow creators to collaborate with each other. The “new insights” feature will analyze googleresearch data to inform creators of trending topics of the moment.
In addition to that, the company also plans to bring shopping, gift subscriptions, and several other features to the platform in 2022.
In the future, creators will also be able to create their own string guidelines for the comments section and NFT.
Features for YouTube viewers
YouTube viewers, who use their smart TVs to watch videos on the platform, will have the option to reply or comment on the videos using their smartphones. Mohan didn’t give an official timeline as to when to expect this feature.
Apart from that, the company has already introduced the new display screen with more interactive controls and easier navigation. Premium members now also have new and improved listening controls.
In addition to this, the company will also add parental controls to youtube music and YouTube television application.


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