YouTube is running a new experiment that could add a bit more variety and more interaction to videos. Video uploaders now have the option of adding questions to certain parts of a video and have viewers answer them as they watch.
The tool could come in handy in a number of ways, for educational videos, quizzes, surveys and so on. The tool is in beta and has to be enabled before you can use it.
"Through this editor you can setup multiple questions to be displayed on top of your video during playback that a viewer can answer," YouTube explains
"The editor itself can be found on the video edit page, on the edit bar. After you have added several questions and the users have viewed them, you can see a summary of the interaction your users had with them through the analytics page, within the Annotations section," it continued.
After you opt into the questions editor beta test, you'll see a new "questions" section in the video editor. There you'll be able to add your questions and the answers you want your viewers to pick from.