YouTube Introduces Cards and YouTube For Artists

Youtube cardsYouTube introduces Cards that will give greater information to viewers with a mobile friendly design. There are currently six types of cards that are available.

According to the YouTube Creator blog,”Right now, you can choose from six types of cards: Merchandise, Fundraising, Video, Playlist, Associated Website and Fan Funding. You’ll find a new “Cards” tab in your Video Editor to create and edit them at any time”.

Cards that have been designed based on viewer feedback for greater flexibility, will appear to viewers as a small teaser for a couple of seconds, allowing viewers to click and access the card directly.

According to Social Barrel, In addition, at any point in time in the video, a small icon will appear as soon as the viewer hovers over the video playing on the desktop or when the player controls are displaying on mobile. To scroll through all the cards available on that video, viewers can click on the icon. The choice of whether to ignore the teaser, which shows up is also available to the viewers, and it will go away, and allow the viewer to watch the video continuously.

In another launch, YouTube For Artists, YouTube allows musicians to connect with fans. The tool will help musicians promote shows and earn cash in return via the new YouTube Cards video annotations within a musician’s YouTube Videos.

“On a new YouTube for Artists site, you have a variety of powerful resources, everything you need to take your latest slow jam or dance track to the next level. Here you’ll find tips on how to best get discovered, lessons on engaging with your fans beyond your music videos, a guide to making money on YouTube, and more.”