Two changes to YouTube Channels for making a simpler and higher-impact user experience for creators and viewers along with new interstitials features introduced today including:
First up, the Creator and Network featured tab templates are now merged into the Everything template and requires no changes from you. "By default your featured tab will look as it did before, but you will now have the option of showing both playlists and channels," stated YouTube team. This allows you to more easily feature your content and promote other channels at the same time.
Secondly, a new template called "Overview," which displays a featured video with "shelves" underneath is introduced today. "Shelves are groups of videos or playlists, such as Popular Uploads, Recent Uploads, and Likes. Content is automatically populated into shelves based on the shelf type; you don't have to do anything. When your viewers click on a shelf title, they're taken to a full page to browse that content type," the team explained.
Finally, Easily create video intros and outros. To help those who are creating playlists with interstitials in between videos (short intro or outro videos that recap the previous video and introduce the next one) -- YouTube make it easy to add interstitials right in the playlist editor. To do so;
- "create a playlist or go to edit an existing playlist, then click + Introduction
- A window will pop up prompting you to record a video with your webcam
- If you prefer, you can create a text-only video instead
- You can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions and even add royalty-free music tracks. Interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account, and are eligible for monetization if they are at least 15 seconds long," the YouTube team explained.
Below is pictorial representation of above steps: