YouTube recently previewed upcoming features for creators on their blog. Some of these features are now live, as YouTube unveiled many new features at VidCon in Anaheim, California.
The biggest announcement is integrated crowdfunding.
Fans will be able to give money to their favorite YouTube channels at any time. This puts YouTube head-to-head with platforms like Patreon. Some popular channels are currently testing the feature, and it will soon launch on desktop and Android.
YouTube has also launched a new YouTube Creator Studio app that will provide on-the-go channel management. The app will provide analytics and management tools. It is currently available on Android, and will soon be available on iOS.
Other announcement highlights include an expanded audio library, increased frame rates, and fan-sourced subtitles.