YouTube Adds Video Processing Time Indicators, More Info Panels for Data Stories

YouTube Adds Video Processing Time Indicators, More Info Panels for Data Stories

YouTube is adding a new element in YouTube Studio to help you track how long it will take to process your uploaded videos in the app, while also rolling out new Data Stories cards to provide more context about channel performance.

First, with upload tracking – now, in YouTube Studio, you’ll be able to track how long it will take for your video to process in the app, with variable indicators for SD, HD and 4K.

YouTube Upload Indicators

As explained by YouTube:

“Yyou can now float about the icons in the bar at the bottom of the upload dialog to see more details about the processing status and estimated time to complete. How long processing depends on several factors, [including] video format, video length, frame rate or quality.”

Once the lowest level of processes is complete, you will be able to publish your track, but now you will also be able to track upload time for all formats, which can be useful in your planning.

YouTube says that the new screen will be available to all creators by the end of this week.

YouTube is also adding new Data Stories panels that will provide faster context into channel performance.

YouTube initially launched Data Stories in October, which provides key channel data insights such as audience reach and retention statistics for your channel over the past week, in a swipeable, full-screen display.

YouTube data story

Now YouTube adds more quick insights to the displayed data:

Wash extending the Data Stories experiment to includes a weekly summary highlight number of vlogs, Live, Shorts and posts published, how many viewers tuned in, percentage of new or returning traffic, key drivers of traffic to the channel (including videos or search terms), weekly income, and a quiz to keep up date on your channel more engaging and fun.”

YouTube data stories

The dashboards provide a quick and easy way to stay on top of key channel metrics, and they may even uncover something you hadn’t considered, or looked at in your own channel analysis.

It’s not a huge change, but having more reminders like this in advance can be handy and beneficial to your strategy.

YouTube says that these new insight panels are now available to a small percentage of users, and will be expanded based on initial feedback and response.

YouTube also included the language in its review of Eeducational, documentary, scientific and artistic (EDSA) content exceptionswhile also expanding the ways you can buy channel memberships as gifts.

No big changes from YouTube in its latest round of updates, but some potentially handy changes that could benefit your approach.

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