YouTube is testing a new feature that will enable users to search for a song on this video service platform by simply singing a portion of this song. The feature is currently available to a limited number of Android app users.
Accordingly, YouTube will be able to recognize a song by listening to a short part of it, whether it's a live human performance or playback of a recording on other devices, as is the case with the Shazam app.
YouTube will let the user sing or play a tune for three seconds or more, then it will search and find matching videos with official music videos or Shorts versions.
In October 2020, Google—which owns YouTube—launched a feature to identify songs by whistling or singing. However, at that time it was necessary for the song to play for 10 to 15 seconds. This YouTube technology will use the same system as the Google search engine.
YouTube has recently launched some new features. In particular, it launched a function called Stable Volume, which provides just that. While watching a video, it smoothes out the extremely loud moments during shouting or background sounds and boosts the extremely-low-pitched parts. The new feature thus enables a more comfortable and balanced audio experience.
YouTube launched as well a new pilot feature that lets users get a brief text description of a video without actually watching it.
As part of its innovations, YouTube has made it easier for bloggers with small followers to earn money this year.