YouTube changes how hashtags work

Youtube hashtags used to return videos on that "topic". 

Things have changed. Now you'll land on a hashtag page within the App which will only show tagged videos

Here's the update

What does this mean?

Communities, where members are uploading community videos across individual YouTube channels, should try to make sure that members coordinate: all use the same community hashtag. 

This may tempt people to using hashtag stuffing. Make sure to comply with the hashtag use policies, which are summarised below. 

  • Over-tagging: Don't add too many tags in a single video. The more tags you add to a video, the less relevant they become for viewers who are searching. If a video has more than 15 hashtags, we'll ignore all hashtags on that video. Over-tagging may result in the removal of your video from your uploads or from search.

  • Misleading content: Don't add hashtags that are not directly related to the video. Misleading or unrelated hashtags may result in the removal of your video. Learn more about our Misleading Metadata Policies.

  • Harassment: Don't add a hashtag with the purpose of harassing, humiliating, intimidating, exposing, or threatening an individual or group. Violating this policy will result in the removal of your video. Learn more about our Harassment & Cyber Bullying Policies.

  • Hate speech: Don't add any hashtags that promote violence or hatred against individuals or groups. Don't add hashtags that contain racist, sexist, or other slurs. Violating this policy will result in the removal of your video. Learn more about our Hate Speech Policy.

  • Sexual content: Adding sexual or explicit hashtags may result in the removal of your video. If a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it's less likely to be acceptable for YouTube. Learn more about our Sexual Content Policy.

  • Vulgar language: Use of profanity or offensive terms in your hashtags may lead to an age-restriction or removal of your video.

  • Non-hashtags: While adding hashtags is allowed, adding ordinary descriptive tags or repetitive sentences in the description is (still) prohibited. If you violate this policy, your video may be removed or penalized. Learn more about our Misleading Metadata Policies.
Are you using hashtags in your video titles, or descriptions?

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