The social media site’s priorities for 2019 will be “supporting creator and artist success, improving communication and engagement and living up to our responsibility”.
In a letter to creators, boss Susan Wojcicki also confirmed that the first UK EduCon event will take place later this month, following conferences in Brazil, India and the US.
Elsewhere, the social media boss also went on to admit that her own children told her that last year’s YouTube Rewind was “cringey”.
The annual series, which looks back at the previous year on YouTube, replaced Justin Bieber’s Baby as the most disliked video on the platform after it was released in December 2018.
In a YouTube video, Susan said: “We hear you that it didn’t accurately show the year’s key moments, nor did it reflect the YouTube you know.
“We’ll do better to tell YouTube’s story in 2019.”
The CEO went on to reveal that the accuracy of the monetisation icon has increased by 40% and that the site’s responsiveness on social media increased by 150% last year.
Meanwhile, Susan also thanked creators who “helped shine a light on the serious, unintended consequences” of the European Union’s Article 13 copyright directive.
“You’ve proven to be a powerful voice in the debate. Your videos were viewed hundreds of millions of times, and millions of people signed the Change.org petition.
“The policy negotiations didn’t end in December as expected, but policymakers are hoping to close it out in February, so please keep speaking up and making your voices heard,” she said.
The full post can be found on the YouTube Creator Blog website.
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