YouTube is testing live chat summaries, channel QR codes and effects for Shorts

Michail, 14 June 2024

YouTube shared its latest test features which will be available for some channels soon. These include AI live chat summaries, Google Lens search and QR codes for channels. It's important to note that these new features will remain exclusive to a small batch of users who are part of the YouTube experiments program and may not end up being available for the general public.

YouTube is testing live chat summaries, channel QR codes and effects for Shorts

YouTube's AI live chat summaries will only work with live streams in English and for channels with "super active live chat conversations". Eligible channels will get a special banner at the top of the live chat with the option to summarize the comments section.

YouTube is also bringing Google Lens to the search bar. A small percentage of users on Android will see a Lens button in the search bar which will allow them to search for content on the world’s second most visited website.

Channel QR codes will allow fast and easy way for creators to share their channels with others. Supported users will get the option to generate a QR code from their profile. YouTube Shorts is also getting a new Effects button which features user-generated effects to make short-format videos more engaging. YouTube confirmed that Shorts Effects are coming to more users later this year.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Jun 2024
  • IWH

This and bot/scam profiles..

  • Jason
  • 15 Jun 2024
  • F10

i want to post gifs in comments. I dont really need a chat summary because I like finding out for myself. But I can see how chat summary would be good for the content creators.

i just want the option to block people on youtube, i'm sick and tired of seeing reaction channels aka parasites...

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