YouTube teases Hype, an upcoming feature that can make any video viral

The feature is available in Brazil, Taiwan, and Turkey, for now.

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A new characteristic that YouTube is about to introduce has grabbed the attention of many people. Imagine how exciting it would be to enhance your preferred video from a creator by giving it a huge push—this way, it would stand out more in the busy realm of internet content. This is what YouTube’s latest “Hype” attribute offers.

It’s like a virtual high-five for creators, showing them that you enjoy their content and are ready to promote it. This feature is still in the initial stages of testing and will be available for a chosen group of creators with less than 500,000 subscribers. A big shift is happening, which can be very beneficial, especially for smaller creators trying to increase their audience and discover fresh viewership.

Now, you could ask yourself, “How does this Hype work?” It is very simple. A video can be hyped if published within the last seven days. This is not merely another button you can press; it’s an attempt to assist creators in standing out from typical Trending content and being seen as different in the Explore section.

According to the official blog post, YouTube currently assesses this feature in Brazil, Taiwan, and Turkey. Yet, they have not clarified if users need to pay for it, similar to Super Chat or Super Stickers.

What is intriguing is that YouTube has announced that Hype will not influence how a video ranks in the search and discovery system.

This feature is only for viewers to express more affection towards it, showing some additional liking or support. If YouTube continues gathering feedback and observing how people use this function, there might be chances of making it available on a broader scale later on.

Moreover, the Hype feature is not the only new addition to YouTube. The company also adds a Note feature to YouTube videos, allowing users to add more contextual information to content in a move similar to X.

As a YouTube fan and someone who likes finding fresh creators, the Hype feature seems thrilling. It’s all about viewers having the power to bring attention to the creators they like.

For those making content, it is a chance for them to be seen by different people and expand their community. I’m observing how this feature develops and potentially becomes a common part of our YouTube viewing experience.

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