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YouTube is attempting to clean up the description section of video pages by launching a new “creator credits” field today for popular YouTube channels.
The service cited the large number of creators that currently use a video’s description field to list all the various people who worked on it. For simple one-person vlog submissions, this isn’t much of an issue. However, YouTube has been trying to increase professional-grade content on the site over the last few years — and plenty of popular videos have a handful of contributors (video editing, hosts/actors, music, camera work, writing, etc.).
The new creator credits field was first announced earlier this year at VidCon as part of an overall effort by YouTube to give its creators better tools and was restricted to top YouTube channel partners. Today that feature is rolling out to all users who have at least 10,000 subscribers.
The creator credits field lets you pick a role for each collaborator and can even link back to a contributor’s individual YouTube channel page.
In its official announcement, YouTube said it’s working to bring this feature to more creators in the near future.
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