YouTube rolls out GIF-like previews for videos to all users

15 Juillet, 2017, 13:21 | Author: Marc Bacque
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YouTube is now beginning to widely A/B test a video preview feature when you hover over a thumbnail.

Some Twitter users appear to have noticed the moving thumbnails as far back as July 4, but YouTube officially announced them in a tweet it shared on July 13.

YouTube does warn creators not to worry if their video doesn't have a live preview, since not every one of them will - that criteria is going to depend on "topic and content", the company explained. Users will thus be prevented from sharing overly salacious previews, and given the effectiveness of sexy thumbnails, that's probably a good thing.

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YouTube has released a new Thumbnail previews feature to the desktop users.

According to YouTube, the site uses AI to determine the "best" part of the video to preview, so video creators don't have any input in what is shown. There are obviously several benefits to the feature - viewers can get a glimpse of the video to decide if they want to watch it.

The Google-owned service notes that the new YouTube video thumbnail feature is now rolling out to everyone, and clarifies that it only works on Chromium-based browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox. As we mentioned, only a 3-second preview is visible, and the clip shown is automatically generated from the first half of the video. This three second preview shows what's inside the video just by hovering the mouse on the Thumbnail. YouTube will itself pick up the random frames from the Videos and then preview it to the users who are looking for the video.


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