YouTube launches new studio app, adds features for donations, fan-made subtitles

The app is already available for Android and an iOS version will arrive over the next weeks

Makers of YouTube videos will be getting new tools to spruce up their content, including features that will let their fans make donations and submit their own subtitles to the videos.

On Thursday, YouTube announced the updates, which will be rolling out in the coming months. Along with the new features, the site has launched an app, called YouTube Creator Studio, that lets video makers manage their content including do analytics over a mobile device.

The app is already available for Android, and an iOS version will arrive over the next weeks.

A few of the changes YouTube is making will help video makers better engage with the site's community. Users are already donating to videos through third-party crowdfunding platforms such as KickStarter, but YouTube is testing out a new feature that'll let users make donations at anytime.

To make YouTube's content more friendly to an international audience, users can also submit their own subtitled translations. The idea is to help video creators grow their audience through their own fans, according to YouTube.

In terms of video editing, the site is adding sound effects to its audio library, so that video makers can put zombie screens or fighter jet sounds with their content. Video makers will also be able to link to their collaborators, with tags that users can click on.

In addition, YouTube is upgrading the site so that videos can show at 60 frames per second. "Your video game footage with crazy high frame rates will soon look as awesome on YouTube as it does when you're playing," the site said.

YouTube receives over 1 billion unique visits each month. Helping to attract YouTube's audience is the user-generated content coming from popular personalities on the site. Leading "YouTube celebrities" include "PewDiePie" and "Smosh", who have 27 million and 18 million subscribers, respectively.

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