Now you can add corrections to YouTube videos after publishing


A new feature for YouTube creators will allow them to add corrections to videos after they go live.

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

The old solution caused more problems than it solved by losing all watch time and engagement metrics.

When YouTube creators instead decide to fix their bugs in the first place, they usually do so by adding a note in the description or comment section.

However, this only makes sense when the viewer is scrolling down the page and makes no sense at all if the video is embedded on another website.

Now you can fix existing videos in a way that is immediately visible while watching the video.

How YouTube video fixes work

YouTube’s proofreading feature is a mix of old and new. Creators are still required to identify errors and explain them in the video description section.

New to this introduction is the ability to call attention to corrections during the video itself.

YouTube video corrections allow you to notify viewers when a specific moment in a video contains an error and link them to the description section where the clarification is provided.

When you add a fix to a YouTube video, viewers see an info card at the time of the mistake.

The info card teaser indicating the presence of a correction is shown once throughout the correction timestamp video.

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

Image Credit: Screenshot from, June 2022.

While this isn’t a perfect solution, it will at least help make it more obvious to viewers when a creator acknowledges their mistakes and provides the correct details.

source: Creator Insider

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