YouTube Heroes Will Let Users Earn Rewards By Flagging Videos, More

The YouTube Heroes program will allow "Hero" users to earn rewards by flagging inappropriate videos, adding captions and subtitles to videos and more.

YouTube introduced its YouTube Heroes program, which will allow “Hero” users to earn rewards by flagging inappropriate videos, adding captions and subtitles to videos and more.

To start, YouTube said the YouTube Heroes program is available to “a select group of contributors from across the globe who have histories of high-quality community contributions.” YouTube said it will add additional users to the program over time. Users who are interested in joining the program can express their interest in doing so here.

YouTube Heroes will have access to an exclusive YouTube Heroes community site, and they will be able to earn points by reporting videos that violate the site’s community guidelines, adding captions and subtitles to videos and answering questions on YouTube’s help forums. Depending on the user’s level in the program, they’ll receive access to different tools and rewards.

To be specific, Level 1 Heroes will be able to join the community and access the Heroes dashboard. Level 2 Heroes, meanwhile, will receive access to training through workshops and Hero hangouts. At Level 3, Heroes “who have demonstrated their proficiency” will receive the ability to flag multiple videos at a time and the ability to help moderate content within the YouTube Heroes community site.

Once Heroes reach Level 4, they’ll receive access to “sneak-preview product launches,” and will gain the ability to contact YouTube staff directly. Finally, Level 5 Heroes while be able to test products before they’re released and apply for the “Heroes Summit.”

Readers: What do you think of the YouTube Heroes program?