You might remember that it was in 2012 when YouTube launched a tool for content creators which allowed them to blur faces in their videos. This was the first major step that YouTube took to give visual anonymity tools to its creators.
Now it is time to take it one step further with a new custom tool that allows users to blur anything in their video easily. YouTube has launched Custom Blurring tool for creators. It is super easy to use.
This new feature is available on desktop versions of YouTube and it allows users to blur any object in their video even if it’s a moving object.
This makes it very easy for uploaders to censor sensitive information like a license plate or shipping address. You can blur objects throughout the video right within YouTube. How is that for an easy solution?
The tool can be accessed form within the Blurring Effects tab of the Enhancement tool. Just draw a box around the object that needs to be blurred and the object will remain blurred throughout the video. Users can move the blurred area at any time and choose when the blur starts and stops. The Lock option allows users to blur an object that doesn’t move at all in the video. This is a seriously useful tool.