YouTube is testing a feature that will automatically detect products in certain videos. The feature will also display a list of related videos. YouTube is currently testing the feature with a small group of users in the United States.
We are experimenting with a new feature that displays a list of products detected in certain videos, as well as related products. The feature will appear between the videos recommended for viewers scrolling under the video player. The goal is to help people explore more videos and information about these products on YouTube. This feature will be visible to people who watch videos in the United States, YouTube said in a post.
According to a 9to5Google report, YouTube started testing this feature with a small group of users in mid-2020. It now seems to be spreading to more users. The report also noted that the implementation of the new functionality was unclear.
The new feature comes after YouTube announced a new tool for content creators. The tool will automatically check videos and alert creators of possible copyright claims and ad durability restrictions before creators publish the videos.
The goal is to make it easier for YouTube creators to avoid copyright claims and better monetize videos. For example, if a copyright claim is detected, the creators will have the opportunity to find a way to resolve the issue. Creators will have several options for getting help from YouTube to troubleshoot issues. If the creators believe they have not violated copyright rules, they can also challenge the claim and request a review.