Google’s YouTube Launches Face Blurring Tool, Allows You To Obscure Faces Within Videos With The Button Click

Posted on Jul 18 2012 - 3:57pm by Editorial Staff

Google’s YouTube today launched face blurring tool, a new tool that allows you to obscure faces within videos with the click of a button, means now 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, Google’s face blurring technology plans an important role there providing anonymity for video on YouTube.

Here is what Google had to say about it:

Blurring faces on YouTube is simple. Once you’ve chosen the video that you’d like to edit within our Video Enhancements tool, go to Additional Features and click the “Apply” button below Blur All Faces. Before you publish, you will see a preview of what your video will look like with faces blurred. When you save the changes to your video, a new copy is created with the blurred faces. You will then be given the option to delete the original video.

This is emerging technology, which means it sometimes has difficulty detecting faces depending on the angle, lighting, obstructions and video quality. It’s possible that certain faces or frames will not be blurred. If you are not satisfied with the accuracy of the blurring as you see it in the preview, you may wish to keep your video private.

(Image Source: YouTube Blogpost)

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