On Tuesday YouTube announced it is introducing new ways to help people find content on the searches page more easily.
YouTube makes changes to the searches page
The biggest video playing platform said that it has heard the viewers’ request about getting more of what the video is about before clicking on it. Up until now, when users searched for content, the videos on the search page would show a thumbnail image of each video, which gave a quick snapshot of the content.
To make it even easier for users to decide which video to watch, YouTube introduces video chapters. You will be able to watch them directly through the search page. They are time-stamped images that detail the different topics covered in videos and let you better evaluate the video you’re about to watch. You can even skip to the relevant section if you want.
YouTube will also be introducing a feature in which you will be able to see a snippet of the video when scrolling over it on mobiles. This feature is already available on the desktop.
YouTube to make more content available to everyone
The video playing platform said that they have new exciting approaches to improve searches across the globe — to include everyone, no matter what language they speak.
“We’re starting to show search results from other languages with automatically translated captions, titles and descriptions when relevant content in the local language isn’t available,” Pablo Paniagua, Director of Product Management, said.
“Our hope is that all global content will become more accessible through translated captions and help creators reach a more global audience,” Paniagua added.
YouTube is also experimenting with a new feature to complement search results with website links and other formats from Google Search, to give video content that addresses what you are searching for more fully.