Google-owned YouTube has just announced a host of new features that include a Tip-Jar, video translation and better quality gaming footage.
Creators of YouTube videos are about to get a huge new incentive to release better content than ever after the announcement of a new feature called "tip-jar".
The new feature will enable subscribers to "show a creator their love" by donating any sum of money up to £293 ($500).
This will most certainly help those YouTubers who only have a small by loyal audience. Currently to make money on YouTube you have to be part of the YouTube partner programme and that allows you to earn revenue from adverts.
Channels get paid by something called cost per mille (CPM) which essentially means advert cost per thousand views. So for every thousand views the advert before, during of after the views gets, the video creator will get paid a sum of money that varies with every channel.
The "tip-jar" will thus help them get extra revenue and enable to devote more time to their channel and subscribers.
Video translation is another new feature coming to YouTube. They want to make videos available in as many languages as possible, and therefore they're going to start encouraging those bilingual subscribers to type up the subtitles of their favourite videos.
The quality of video game streaming on YouTube is also about to get a big boost in quality. YouTube posted the following quote in their creator blog post: "Your video game footage with crazy high frame rates will soon look as awesome on YouTube as it does when you’re playing, when we launch support for 48 and even 60 frames per second in the coming months."
These new features and many more, which can read about here, will according to YouTube be available in the months to come.