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Transcripts Don't Lie: HackerNoon's New YouTube Feature Keeps Readers on the Same Page

by HackerNoon Product UpdatesAugust 22nd, 2023
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HackerNoon has added a YouTube transcript feature to its writing tool. The transcript feature will make your videos more practical for your readers. It will also provide them with an even more complete experience when reading your articles. With the transcript feature, readers can search for specific keywords and enhance their understanding of the video.

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Attention all HackerNoon writers and readers!


Haaaave you met our new YouTube Transcript feature? It’s our latest addition to HackerNoon, and it’s about to change the writing game. 🎉


Gone are the days when readers had to plug in their headphones to watch a video or rewind it to catch up on missed content. Now, they can read through the transcript at their own pace without missing a thing.


Not only will this feature make your video more practical for your readers, but it will also provide them with an even more complete experience when reading your articles.


With the transcript feature, readers can search for specific keywords and enhance their understanding of the video, thanks to our timestamps.

A Closer Look at the HackerNoon YouTube Transcript!

Now, our amazing writers can embed YouTube videos in three different ways, giving you all the flexibility you need. Let's dive into these options.


First up, we have the Video option. With this, you can watch and use the video as you would on YouTube, with all the streaming functions and controls. Pretty neat, right?


Go ahead and check this story by @wxaith - Resin 3D Printing VS PLA 3D Printing - using the video embed.



Next, we have the Transcript option. This is perfect if you prefer to read instead of watch. You'll get a full transcript of the video, complete with time stamps for each sentence. No more missing out on important details or having to scroll back and forth to find what you need.



Last, but not least, we know that some of you want the best of both worlds, and that's where Video & Transcript come in. This option gives you the YouTube video embed along with an accurate transcript. It's like having your cake and eating it too!


Take a look at this post and see how @Louis Bouchard incorporated the feature into the article The Startup World in Generative AI.

See It to Believe It

Let’s get practical and show you how it's done.


When writing your story on HackerNoon you can always add a link to your text, like so:



Once you have chosen to embed the URL, you will need to choose how you want your video to show from the three options we mentioned before:Video, Video + Transcript, or Transcript only. And voilá! Easy peasy lemon squeezy - you have used our new feature!

Transcript Away!

So what are you waiting for? Try our new YouTube embedded with transcript feature, and take your articles to the next level. Your readers will love the convenience and accessibility of this new feature, and your articles will stand out with a more engaging and complete experience.


So there you have it, folks. Our new YouTube Transcript feature has got you covered no matter what your preferences are. It's just one more way that we're working hard to make your HackerNoon experience the best it can be.


Happy writing and reading! 🤓