YouTube users here’s some good news for you. YouTube is testing a new feature which will make it easier for users to watch lengthy videos. The company is testing a feature called YouTube Chapters which will enable users to jump to different parts of a video by using the slider present in the YouTube player.
It is said that this feature will use the same timestamps from the description of a video and then it will transform them into various segments which will be then visible on the slider. Whenever a user will however over a section or chapter it will then reveal the duration and name.
The feature was first spotted by Podcaststage and then reported it on Twitter. This feature is a piece of good news for viewers but on the other hand, it is a problem for the creator. After these features, the creator of videos will now have to put timestamps in the description which is definitely extra work.
Recently, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai said the company has taken down thousands of videos related to dangerous or misleading coronavirus information using its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology.
In a blog post, Pichai said that since January, Google has blocked hundreds of thousands of ads attempting to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic.
“We continue to remove videos that promote medically unproven methods to prevent coronavirus in place of seeking medical treatment. On Google Maps, our automated and manual review systems continue to take down false and harmful content such as fake reviews and misleading information about healthcare locations,” Pichai elaborated.