YouTube has this week added a new face-blurring feature to its YouTube video editing service, that allow users to hide their identity within videos they would like to upload, with the simple one click operation.
The new face-blurring feature has been added to provide anonymity to YouTube users who provide news and human rights footage from around the world, and YouTube has become the first video site to offer such a service to its users.
Once you have edited your video, within the Additional Features section of YouTube the face-blurring feature will hide identities and then provide you with a preview of your video before uploading. To make sure that everything you need to hide is correctly blurred. YouTube explains:
“Whether you want to share sensitive protest footage without exposing the faces of the activists involved, or share the winning point in your 8-year-old’s basketball game without broadcasting the children’s faces to the world, our face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube.”- “Visual anonymity in video allows people to share personal footage more widely and to speak out when they otherwise may not.”