We all make mistakes, but if you get a fact wrong or miss a line in a YouTube video, it can be hard to correct the mistake. You can edit and re-upload the video, but that means losing all your comments and engagement metrics. You can add a note to the video description or pin a comment with the correction, but that may go unnoticed by most viewers. That’s why YouTube is introducing a new feature called “corrections” that allows creators to easily add more obvious corrections. After uploading a video, creators can add corrections that will appear as info cards in the upper right corner of a video at the corresponding timestamp (but only, it seems, for the first correction in any given video). Viewers can then click the card to expand the correction notes in the video description. This is how it looks in a video:
YouTube’s new corrections feature will allow creators to add corrections such as info cards to their videos. Image: YouTube You can see the full instructions on how to add fixes here and view a video description of the new feature from YouTube’s Creator Insider channel here. The feature feels a bit ad-hoc, but it’s certainly still very useful. YouTube shouldn’t force creators to choose between tweaking the registry and letting their videos work the best they can, so any tool that helps them do both is welcome.