Youtube is and may be, for a long while, the biggest source of video content on the web. Beating out Vimeo and Dailymotion, the service was first launched back in 2005. Since Google acquired it a year later, the service has grown quite a lot. Today, not only is it a source of video content but is also a social platform for people to connect.
In the journey to make Youtube what it is today, Google has been keen to add several new features to the app. First, user profiles were worked on. Then we saw profile personalisation and other features added to these. Since 2019 though, the company had tested a feature called Profile Cards. Youtube tested the feature in several regions which brought up a user’s profile and other information. Now though, as originally reported by TechCrunch and explained by 9to5Google, we see it being floated to Android users.
How it will Work
The article by 9to5Google explains how the service is rolled out to users all over on Android devices. How it works is that users may click on profile photos in the comments section. From there, a window pops up from the bottom of the screen. In the window, we are able to see the different details about a channel. These include the number of followers, number of videos uploaded and when the channel was started. It also includes recent comments made by that user or the channel.
This can be quite a useful feature, as pointed out by 9to5Google. Since there are a lot of reviews and opinionated videos on the website, we may see a lot of comments about these videos, the ideas. Say, you want to purchase a computer and people may have added their comments. This would make it easy for you to determine the genuine comments from those which are just trolls.
The feature does look promising and according to Youtube, it received generally positive feedback from those who used it. The company has not announced when we would see these features on the web app or the iOS one but the article states that it would perhaps be in the near future. A formal timeline was not announced though.