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Now You Can Add Corrections To YouTube Videos After Publishing

A new feature will allow YouTube creators to add corrections to videos right after they’ve been broadcast.

Previously, the only way to correct a mistake in a posted video was to remove it, edit it, and re-upload it.

The old solution created more problems than it solved, due to the fact that all view and interaction time metrics were lost in the process.

Instead, if YouTube creators decide to address their mistakes at all, they usually do so by adding a note in the description or comments section.

However, this is only useful if the viewer scrolls down the page, and absolutely useless if the video is embedded on another site.

You can now correct existing videos in such a way that they appear instantly while watching the video.

How YouTube video patches work

YouTube’s Corrections feature is a mixture of the old and the new. Still requires creators to call out bugs and provide an explanation in the video description section.

New to this launch is the ability to draw attention to corrections during the video itself.

With YouTube video corrections, you can alert viewers when a specific moment in a video contains an error, and link them to a description section where an explanation is provided.

When you add a correction to a YouTube video, viewers will see a card showing when the error occurred.

The info card teaser, which indicates a correction, will appear once throughout the video at the timestamp of the correction.

Clicking on the card will expand the description of the video where there is a written correction or clarification.

Image credit: Screenshot from, June 2022.

While it’s not a perfect solution, it will at least help make it more obvious to viewers when a content creator owns up to their mistakes and provides the right details.

Source: The knowledgeable creator

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