YouTube is giving creators on its platform more creative power—they can now apply filters to their YouTube Stories. This is not actually new because the ability to apply filters to stories have been a part of Snapchat, which by the way pioneered the stories feature every social media platform is copying today.
According to Engadget, creators on the YouTube platform can now apply AR selfie filters to their YouTube Stories. The animated masks, glasses and 3D hats will not be any different from what you are already used to seeing in some other places—Instagram and Snapchat. Perhaps, this could yet prove to be the best selfie filters ever made by machine learning since the technology became a household name.
Google’s AR technology, according to the company, is able to create 3D image with only a single camera. The new AR Faces API has the ability to crop faces; reducing noise and tracks movement more realistically. It is a huge step-up, and will bring out the creative ability in creators who now have an even bigger opportunity to maximize their potentials.
Unfortunately, though, the feature is not available to everyone—and as a matter of fact is only accessible to creators with more than10,000 subscribers. The new filter tool is also available to developers using the latest ARCore SDK.
Google in the last few years has introduced a lot of innovative ideas and features to help creators in particular to achieve their goals. The ability to apply filters to YouTube Stories is only one of such moves.
In July 2018, a tool described by many as vital to the survival of big and small creators on the video-streaming platform was launched—a new copyright tracker. Company launched what it calls “Copyright Match tool,” which helps creators to track their works online
YouTube said the tool was borne out of the need to help creators protect their works. This is in response to calls from creators to end reposting of videos without giving credit to original owners. As a matter of fact, it is so frustrating to find out that a video you put in so much work in is being reposted by someone else. Going forward, YouTube says it will provide the necessary tools to help creators track down such videos.
YouTube will scan other videos uploaded to its platform as soon as you have finished uploading yours. This will enable the website to see if any previously uploaded video match what you have uploaded. When there is a match according to YouTube, you will see the “matches” tab in the tool and you can decide what next to do.
“Today we are excited to announce the new Copyright Match tool, which is designed to find re-uploads of your content on other channels.”