Google is testing a new YouTube feature that lets you hum or record a song to search for it.
If you’re part of YouTube’s experiment for this feature, you can hum or record three or more seconds of a song so Google can try to identify it. according to a support page. Once YouTube identifies the song, it will show you relevant content about that song. Basically, it’s Google’s version of Shazam, which is owned by Apple.
However, at first not everyone will have access to the experiment. Google says it’s rolling out to “a small percentage of people around the world who watch YouTube on Android devices.”
Google says it’s also testing a YouTube feature that groups multiple uploads in “a short period of time” from a single creator into a special “channel shelf” in its subscriptions feed. “We’re experimenting with this for a number of reasons: as a way to make it easier for viewers to find the content they’re looking for, to put less pressure on creators to upload content multiple times a day, and to make it easier for ” Viewers can interact with shelf content and/or navigate to other content while scrolling through their feed,” Google says. The feature will first be available to a “small percentage” of people.