YouTube has launched three new publishing features for content creators, including public videos that don't notify subscribers, custom thumbnails while the video uploads, and a new tags editor.
"Have you ever wanted to upload a 'behind the scenes' video to your channel and don’t want this video to take up valuable real estate in subscribers’ feeds? Or uploaded a long video but also wanted to publish short clips? Maybe you want to publish a quick video without interrupting your publishing schedule?" the company asks in a blog post. "We’ve heard many creators want to upload public videos that don’t notify their subscribers in their homepage feed, via email (for opted in subscribers), and in youtube.com/my_subscriptions. Your default will remain that your subscribers are notified about your public uploads, but now you can choose to uncheck this option to “Notify subscribers” in the Advanced Settings section during the upload process. "
"If you use our batch upload features in CMS, we also have an equivalent XML tag available," the company adds. "Public videos that you choose not to notify subscribers about will still be discoverable through search, suggested videos, and on your channel."
YouTube initially launched the ability to set custom thumbnails directly in the upload interface earlier this year. Now, you can simply do it earlier in the process.
As far as the new tag editor goes,you can simply type in the tags and commas, and hit enter, and they will display in blue boxes.