YouTube begins testing automatic video chapters to help save you valuable editing time

 YouTube Trials are your regular testbed for the essential functions that will eventually come to the wholesale video sharing system. 


YouTube begins testing automatic video chapters
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Classes have been a big part of the creators for quite some time now, but they had to be manually included in the video description. Now, it can save time because YouTube is testing auto-generated video chapters for your selected videos.


Youtube video chapter

Video chapters started rolling out earlier this year for mobile devices, but the latest YouTube test will see automatic chapters be added to videos, so you won't have to manually add them to your video description. As someone who spends a lot of time on YouTube, I can see that it is a boon to a lot of people uploading to the platform


According to Youtube

  • Testing automatic video chapters: We want to make it easier for people to navigate videos with video chapters, so we are experimenting with automatically adding video chapters (so creators don’t have to manually add timestamps). We’ll use machine learning to recognize text in order to auto generate video chapters. We’re testing this out with a small group of videos..

However, we can expect issues in these AI classes. But we're sure this feature will be added as it will pair well with the automatic "points of interest" chapters that now show some YouTube videos in Google search. 

You will know if the video includes auto-generated chapters, as no timestamp will be found in the video description.

We haven't seen any YouTube videos with auto-generated chapters yet, so be sure to tell us what it all looks like and how accurate it is in the comments section below if you see it in action. 

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