YouTube Creators Can Now Tap Community Contributions to Translate Videos’ Titles, Descriptions

Creators previously had the ability to tap Community Contributions for translation help with their captions

YouTube users can now turn to their fellow YouTube users for help in translating their videos’ titles and descriptions into other languages.

Product manager Aviad Rozenhek announced in a blog post that creators can now use Community Contributions to help translate those components of their videos.

Creators previously had the ability to tap Community Contributions for translation help with their captions.

Rozenhek wrote:

YouTube is home to more than 1 billion users across the world. It’s where anyone can find a community, even beyond their geographic borders. YouTube creators and viewers speak nearly every language under the sun—76 languages, to be exact. While that’s great for building global audiences, it means that your content can sometimes get lost in translation. That’s why we built translation tools so you can easily connect with audiences who don’t speak your native tongue.

Since 2015, when we introduced community-contributed subtitles and other tools, we’ve been inspired by how creators and viewers across the globe have partnered to break language barriers. Today, we’re excited to announce that you can now use Community Contributions to translate your video’s titles and descriptions in addition to your captions. This means you’re only a few clicks away from having viewers translate your videos so more people around the world easily discover, understand and, ultimately, fall in love with your content.

Rozenhek also shared an example of its new tools in action, featuring science vlogger Alex Dainis:

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