Who’s that? YouTube gets face-blurring feature to help you disguise key figures in your videos

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The issue of privacy and anonymity is never too far away where the Internet is concerned. And with that in mind, Google has announced a new face-blurring tool for YouTube, that lets you disguise figures within videos with a few clicks.

“Whether you want to share sensitive protest footage without exposing the faces of the activists involved, or share the winning point in your 8-year-old’s basketball game without broadcasting the children’s faces to the world, our face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube,” writes Amanda Conway, YouTube policy associate, in a blog post today.

So, how do you blur a face in a YouTube video? Well, once you’ve selected the video you want to edit within the Video Enhancements tool, you then head to Additional Features and click Apply underneath Blur All Faces. Right before you publish, you will see a preview of what the video will look like.

When you save the changes, a new copy will be created with the blurred faces included. You can then delete the original video.

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