So in the midst of testing out a brand new YouTube, creators have also been given a few more things to work with during their video uploading.  These are some minor changes, but they add convenience to the process.  Announced on the YouTube Creator Blog, creators now have the ability to upload videos that don’t go to a subscriber’s feed or e-mail if they so choose, you can upload a custom thumbnail during any point of the video upload, and the tags editor makes it easier to distinguish your tags as you write them out.  So let’s explore this further.

YouTube’s New Video Uploading Features

To Notify or Not to Notify, That Is the Question

The first feature is that they’ve customized the ability to notify subscribers of new uploads.  There are times maybe when you have a video that you don’t want to announce for whatever reason, like a “behind the scenes” video or something like it that tends to clutter up a homepage.  So now, under your advanced settings, you have the ability to check/uncheck a box that says “Notify Subscribers.”

Custom Thumbnails Uploaded Any Time During Video Upload

YouTube used to make you wait until the bitter end of your video upload to start messing around with thumbnails.  Of course, the ability to custom upload thumbnails hasn’t been around long enough for some of you to have gotten really frustrated at this.  But now you can upload custom thumbnails anytime during the upload.

YouTube has a set of guidelines for custom thumbnails here.  You should really take a look at that before doing anything with them.

Tags Now Easier to See During Typing

Finally, tags don’t look like a jumbled mess of words and commas when you type them in.  Now, when you type a tag and hit enter, there will be a blue box around it so that it shows you exactly what you are typing in as a tag.  This takes a lot of the confusion out of tag writing for many creators, who aren’t sure what those tags will look like after the video is published.

These are all small things, for sure, but they are welcome additions to video uploading that make things a little easier to navigate and customize.