YouTube Offers Face-blurring Tool to protect identities

YouTube made the announcement on Wednesday about this new feature and anyone using the online video editor shall be able to blur out the faces of the people in the video by navigating to “Enhancements” option in the video editor and applying the filter.

“Whether you want to share sensitive protest footage without exposing the faces of the activists involved, or share the winning point in your 8-year-old’s basketball game without broadcasting the children’s faces to the world, our face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube,” said YouTube.

The online video sharing platform has one thing clear though that the technology is still not 100% and there might be cases wherein it might not be able to detect all the faces. In such a case, if users are not happy with the blurring, they would want to keep their videos private.

YouTube said, “It’s possible that certain faces or frames will not be blurred,”

“If you are not satisfied with the accuracy of the blurring as you see it in the preview, you may wish to keep your video private.” YouTube added.

Currently YouTube is at the top of the list of sites used for online videos and a research has found that YouTube might be evolving as the best source of online news.