You can now add corrections to YouTube videos after publishing

A new feature for YouTube creators will allow corrections to be added to videos after they’ve been uploaded.

Previously, the only way to fix an error in a posted video was to delete, edit, and reupload it.

The old solution was creating more problems than it solved, as all watch time and engagement metrics were lost in the process.

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

However, this is only useful if the viewer is scrolling down the page, and useless at all if the video is embedded on another site.

You can now fix existing videos in an immediately visible way while watching the video.

How YouTube video fixes work

YouTube’s corrections feature is a mix of old and new. Creators should always point out errors and provide clarifications in the video’s 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 particular moment in a video contains an error, and link them to the description section where the clarification is provided.

When you add a correction to a YouTube video, viewers will see a map at the time of the error.

The information card teaser, signaling the presence of a correction, will appear once throughout the video at the timestamp of the correction.

Click on the card to expand the video description when there is a written correction or clarification.

Image Credit: Screenshot from YouTube.com/CreatorInsider, June 2022.

While not 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.


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Shirley K. Rosa