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YouTube testing automatic product detection system in latest retail push

March 24, 2021

Via: Charged

YouTube is testing an automated product detection system which will provide viewers with a shoppable list of items alongside videos.

As part of its ongoing experiments to encourage shopping on its platform, YouTube has announced in one of its blogs that it will begin testing the system in the US this week.

The online video sharing platform will detect products featured in a video, then provide a list of products and related products “in between the recommended videos to viewers scrolling below the video player”.

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