The most watched and often replayed parts of each video on YouTube will soon be highlighted in an updated “activity graph.”
The graph, which was previewed in October and sent out to a small group of artists, will facilitate the identification of the most important parts of every video.
According to the system:
Only when the user initiates searching will the graph emerge, and its peaks will show the most frequently seen segments of the film. According to our tests, over 85% of visitors like this choice.
YouTube’s Initiative Will Benefit Creators
That would be especially useful for videos that take a while to get going, like tutorials. You can quickly find the section of the video that addresses your exact question by assuming that others are experiencing the same difficulty you are.
From the creator’s vantage point, this might affect viewing time since viewers have a new ability to quickly scan videos in search of particular details. Since the beginning of the test, several creators have voiced this worry, but YouTube claims that it has found no evidence that including the video graph decreased viewership. Up at this point, anyhow.
As more people get access to this function, it may be worthwhile to monitor use statistics.
In addition to adding support for video chapters, YouTube is expanding that feature to smart TVs and game consoles.
On a related note, YouTube Studio now includes a feature that shows producers which of their videos’ auto-translated subtitles are utilized the most often.