Video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will add personal stories to health-related search results. Users who search for certain health problems will be shown the videos of the people who went through that illness under the "Personal Stories" section.
It was stated that the videos will be about physical and mental illnesses such as cancer, anxiety and depression. It has been announced that this feature will be available in the USA for now. It has been noted that users in India, Brazil and Japan will also benefit from this feature in the coming days. YouTube Director and Head of Global Health Services, Dr. Garth Graham stated that the feature aims to help viewers to easily research specific health issues and evaluate reliable health information.
The platform has been the topic of the talk with various updates since the beginning of October. Last month, YouTube UX Director Nate Koechley introduced new features with a post he shared such as the new approach YouTube brought to dark mode called Ambient Mode, the zoom feature Pinch to Zoom, and the in-video search feature Precise Seeking.