YouTube adds custom blurring tool for creators

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Next time when you are going to upload a video on YouTube and you want something to be blurred, then here is the rescue. Now YouTube adds custom blurring tool for creators. It will help you blur without having to edit and upload the video all over again.

The custom blur tool will be a great help when you upload a video and find that you have something not meant for the whole world to get to know. For instance it can be phone number. The tool will save you from the job of deleting it entirely and editing and upload the video all over again. Now you can use the blurring tool within the YouTube interface. It is useful for hiding license plates, brand names, and much more.

How it works:

  1. Draw a square around what you want to blur
  2. The blur tool will blur it for you.
  3. Select Lock if you want to fix the blur to a particular place and not persist even as the object moves around

YouTube Said

“While the use cases for this tool are vast, we built this feature with visual anonymity in mind,” said Amanda Conway, YouTube’s Privacy Lead in a statement. “We wanted to give you a simple way to blur things like people, contact information or financial data without having to remove and re-upload your content.”


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