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Tags removed from video watch pages

By Shiva Rajaraman

Director of Product Management

With more videos coming to YouTube every minute, we're always developing ways to help people more easily find, watch and share the videos that matter most to them. Our data showed publicly displayed tags were failing to help users find the videos they wanted to watch, so we've decided to make them private.

Tags remain an important way to organize and help others find your videos. We strongly encourage you to continue tagging videos -- this will help increase your audience by improving the discoverability of your content.

As always, you can apply tags to videos in the upload interface, or in the metadata editor, which can be accessed by going to your video manager page and clicking “Edit” next to a video. When choosing your tags, it is important to select those that reflect your video. We provide suggested tags in the upload interface and metadata editor, if you need help choosing.