YouTube will now automatically add chapters to videos uploaded to the platform by default if a new feature is turned on from the settings panel.
YouTube had launched automatic video chapters as an experiment late last year, and is now rolling it out to all eligible videos.
Instead of the creator providing timestamps and titles, YouTube will use machine learning to create the chapters automatically.
The feature is now turned on for all channels, however, channels can turn it off in YouTube Studio by clicking on Edit Video and toggling the option to ‘allow automatic chapters when eligible and available.’
In addition, if creators prefer to opt-out of automatic chapters for all uploads going forward, they can do that as well by going to Settings > Upload Defaults > Advanced Settings.
Creators can still create their own time stamps and override YouTube’s automatic chapters.
The feature will also start rolling out to new uploads only. It will eventually roll out to more videos depending on how recently they were uploaded.