I are inclined to attempt to keep away from the feedback part on YouTube as a lot as doable, nevertheless it seems the corporate is testing a strategy to make them much more distinguished.
As noticed by Android Police, the video platform is testing a strategy to enable customers to put up feedback linked to a selected time. It sounds lots like SoundCloud‘s feedback, based mostly on the data on this assist web page:
We’re presently testing a brand new characteristic that lets you view feedback timed to the precise second you’re watching in a video. This experiment is obtainable on some movies to a small group of individuals and we’ll think about rolling this out extra broadly based mostly on suggestions. To see in the event you’re a part of the experiment, go to the feedback part on iOS or Android, and faucet the Type button to pick out “Timed Beta”.
As famous, the characteristic is proscribed to a small quantity of Android and iOS customers, and I haven’t been in a position to make it present up by myself units.
Nonetheless, it might be a probably helpful addition. It may possibly generally take some time to get to the ‘meat’ of a video. The corporate added tremendous helpful timestamps referred to as ‘chapters‘ for creators final yr, however these depend on the creator truly writing down the timestamps within the video description. Permitting customers to notice highlights themselves might make it simpler to seek out the attention-grabbing tidbits.
That mentioned, I’d be somewhat cautious of this turning into the default conduct. YouTube feedback could be stuffed with vitriol and harassment, and I’m undecided I’d belief the algorithm to filter these out altogether. It’s lots simpler to keep away from feedback once they’re corralled in a selected part of the app.
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