YouTube auto-generates video thumbnails upsetting creators

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 15:31 hrs

California: YouTube's latest experiment of auto-generating video thumbnails did not go well with creators who took to social media to express their ire.

Under the experiment, 0.3 percent of the viewers will be shown auto-generated thumbnails, instead of the custom images YouTubers so thoughtfully create to stand out, Cnet reported.

The company clarified that it is conducting the experiment to gain insights.

However, YouTubers are upset that the company did not care to give a heads up before pulling off such a huge experiment which potentially impacts over 5 million viewers.

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