Shiny new YouTube features for creators!

Creators, rejoice! YouTube’s been cranking out some pretty snazzy features over the last few months and added a few more this week. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Realtime analytics

301+ is a number that haunts us all. To help eliminate invalid views and to reduce bandwidth, YouTube freezes views once a video hits 301 views. After that, it updates views every few hours.

This week, YouTube released Realtime reports to help track your video’s performance over 48 hours and over the past 60 minutes. You can find the Realtime report in your Analytics sidebar: once you switch to Realtime, you’ll see your latest five videos and can also search for a specific video to track.

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Subscriber sorting

A few months back, YouTube released the Fans community feature to help you identify your most engaged viewers. The downside to this feature was that it displayed only those subscribers who were actively engaging on your videos.

But this week, YouTube improved the Subscribers view, also found within Community. You can now sort your subscribers by most recent, most popular, or longest subscribed.

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Coming soon

Back at VidCon in July, YouTube previewed a few more new features that should be released soon, including new “card-based” annotations, Fan Funding, 60-frames-per-second video, and more! Check out YouTube’s blog post to learn more.

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