YouTube Makes It Easier for Creators to Add Corrections to Videos

You might start seeing corrections pop up in YouTube videos you're watching.

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Corrections allows creators to update clips and add notes to videos.

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YouTube creators can now update their clips and add corrections without re-uploading their full video thanks to a new feature. 

Named "Corrections," the feature lets creators overlay text corrections on already published videos. When a creator adds a correction to their video, viewers will see the tab pop up on the right corner of a video.

The feature aims to give creators an opportunity to add corrections while also maintaining engagement metrics and comments for their videos. Prior to this update, creators could address errors in a video's description or comments, said YouTube's tech team in a video posted Tuesday to its Creator Insider channel. YouTube says the feature is in the process of rolling out to everyone. 

YouTube notes in its support page that if a channel has any active strikes or if the content is inappropriate, the corrections feature will not be available. 

YouTube is the world's largest video site, with more than 2 billion monthly users. On Wednesday, the platform said that its TikTok rival, Shorts, is watched by 1.5 billion people a month