YouTube Video Manager Gets An Update & A Facelift

YouTube Video Manager Gets An Update & A Facelift

YouTube always seems to group their major announcements in little bunches. Hot on the heels of the brand new site-wide redesign, they've just announced another big change for YouTube creators. Today they announced a new YouTube Video Manager that has a new look, some new features, and an overall streamlined approach.

The New YouTube Video Manager

Right off the bat, you can tell that a major reason for this update is to match the look and feel of the new YouTube design from a week ago. Just take a look at the before and after examples they offer (you can click the image to see a larger version):

YouTube Video Manager Gets An Update & A Facelift

The editing tools have been given the same updated look:

YouTube Video Manager Gets An Update & A Facelift

But don't be too distracted by the new look, because the new Video Manager has new features beyond just looks:

  • The navigation bars have been simplified in an attempt to help you reach the tools you want more quickly.
  • There are now icons for videos, indicating things like privacy status, monetization status, and publish status.
  • Badges (which sounds to me like another way of saying icons) for whether your video is HD, Creative Commons, and captioned.

Okay, so maybe most of the new features are small-ish, but they could have a big impact. Easier navigation makes for more productive video creating and marketing. And the icons and badges should help provide quick visual indicators you might need when scanning through your videos. They're not gigantic changes, but they should be enough to help you find and do things faster.

And that kind of makes sense when considered with the new design of the YouTube Video Manager, and how it matches the overall new YouTube design–which is clearly all about helping you find what you want and need more quickly.

Well, video creators… what do you think of the new YouTube Video Manager?


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  • http://kizzume.com Kizzume

    With the new interface:

    You can't see how videos are rated

    You can't see what type of licence the video is

    It cuts off the names of videos

    It's a terrible utilization of space. Lots of white space.

    But that seems to be their big thing lately–removing options, changing the way it looks, and then calling it an improvement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=596194589 Brandon ‘Kizzume’ Fowler

    With the new interface:

    You can't see how videos are rated.

    You can't see what type of licence the video is.

    It cuts off the names of videos.

    It's a terrible utilization of space. Lots of white space.

    But that seems to be their big thing lately–removing options, changing the way it looks, and then calling it an improvement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=170100766 Tim Schmoyer

    I like the new layout. I find it interesting that they added "enhancements" option from the drop-down next to each video. It's the editor they implemented a month or two ago. Guess they want people to get used to tweaking and even editing their videos inside YouTube.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=137952566290845 Easy Explain Video

    I would prefer some new features regarding admin management, real-time analytics etc.

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