YouTube’s new Heroes program gives volunteer moderators serious perks

Everyone knows the comments are the worst part of YouTube, but now the company is seeking your help to keep things in check with a new program called YouTube Hereos.

Basically, it’s a community for volunteer moderators, but it’s not just a simple online forum. The program is divided into various levels, and you gain points for flagging content, adding captions or sharing knowledge. At Level 2, you can join in on ‘exclusive workshops’ and participate in video chats with other heroes. At Level 3, you can mass flag videos and delete user comments like a champ.

Level 4 gives you ‘sneak peaks’ at new products and lets you chat directly with YouTube team members, and finally Level 5 lets you try new features before they’re public and attend something called a Hereos Summit event.

It’s a neat way to help YouTube’s paid moderating team, which surely has one of the most difficult jobs in the world. The program is offered ‘anywhere YouTube is available; you can sign up to be a hero on Google’s support page at the source link below.

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