According to a report, YouTube may soon make it easier for users to browse through videos by automatically translating video titles, descriptions, and captions into their native language. The popular video-sharing platform’s new feature is powered by Google’s own Translate app.
A few viewers have reportedly discovered the feature, which appears to have been activated via a server-side change. It is expected that more users will be able to access it soon. So far, only Portuguese and Turkish translations have been discovered.
YouTube’s new translation feature, which has been enabled for some users, was first reported by Android Police. Some users, according to the report, we’re able to see video titles, descriptions, and captions translated from English to Portuguese and English to Turkish.
As previously stated, the new feature uses Google Translate to automatically translate the text, making it easier for users to browse through videos. According to the report, the feature is available for both YouTube Web and YouTube mobile app users.
YouTube recently began allowing content creators on its platform to change their names and profile pictures via YouTube Studio without having to change the same information on their Google accounts. This was apparently a highly requested feature by content creators, and it began rolling out on April 22 via a server-side update. Creators who already have a verified badge will have to reapply if their information on YouTube changes.
In other YouTube news, the video-sharing platform is releasing the beta version of YouTube Shorts in the United States after testing the app in India. YouTube’s short quick-clips feature is said to compete with TikTok. During its testing period, it received more than 6.5 billion views per day in India.
Todd Sherman, Product Manager at YouTube Shorts, says “YouTube is also working on ways for people to make money from audiences at Shorts.”