Google today introduced Medals, a new system to recognize the great videos and creators on YouTube.
"We're starting with Medals that recognize popular videos with the most engagement. These are the first wave of Medals we're planning to announce, with each including a gold, silver and bronze version to show popularity order," reveals Kurt Wilms, Product Manager.
"To help users find the videos earning Medals, Google also updated a topics page that shows all the videos earning the Medal," said Wilms.
Here's a breakdown:
All Time Most Popular Medal, for videos with the most all-time engagement
Recently Most Popular Medal, for videos with the most engagement this week
Trending Medal, for videos that have a big jump in engagement this week compared to last
"We're eager to get everyone involved with this new system, so you'll see video Honors phased out over the next few weeks. As we're getting started, we hope you'll share your thoughts on the Partner Forum where we'll have an active thread about Medals," added Wilms.