Back in 2012, YouTube added a new feature that allows you to automatically blur all faces in a video. Today, it’s going a step further. You can now draw a rectangle around any object in a video, and YouTube will then blur it and automatically follow it as it moves through a scene.
That means you can now easily blur any kind of sensitive information that you don’t want the whole world to see. That could be a person or a license plate number, for example.
“While the use cases for this tool are vast, we built this feature with visual anonymity in mind. 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,” Google says in today’s announcement.
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