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2016 in review: YouTube Creator updates - community, creativity, communication


Over the past year YouTube has really focused on creators, adding more support options, making an effort to communicate about policies, updates, and bugs more clearly, and adding features and programs to help build the YouTube community.

Instead of a detailed blog post, I live-streamed my top updates.

Related links:

Redesigned Creator Hub
http://www.youtube.com/creators

YouTube for Creators Benefit Levels
https://www.youtube.com/yt/creators/benefit-levels.html

Improving Content ID for Creators
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2016/11/update-improving-content-id-for-creators.html

Changes to account penalties
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2016/06/youtube-vidcon-new-support-new-features.html
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2797387

Redesigned account features page
http://www.youtube.com/features

Clarification on monetization & advertiser-friendly content
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6162278

- YouTube posted a clarification here:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/youtube/djWE1FRqQKo
- My post:
https://plus.google.com/+PeggyKTC/posts/TXbTgcNAHZx
- Business Insider Headline:
http://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-stars-advertiser-friendly-content-guidelines-2016-9

Creator support options
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6249136

YouTube Contacts
https://www.wired.com/2016/05/youtubes-new-messenger-means-youll-never-leave-youtube/
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6401182

YouTube Communities
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2016/09/youtube-community-goes-beyond-video.html

Moderate comments on your videos and channel
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/111870

Post and interact with comments
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6000964

Plus your comment history across YouTube is now visible!
https://www.youtube.com/feed/history/comment_history

Hangout on Air in YouTube Live
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7083786

Mobile Live Streaming
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2016/06/well-do-it-livea-new-chapter-in.html

YouTube Live Features
https://support.google.com/youtube/topic/6105666

YouTube Heroes
https://youtube.googleblog.com/2016/09/growing-our-trusted-flagger-program.html

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