YouTube raised the upload limit of videos to 15 minutes for all users in July 2010. This was exciting. Nevertheless, if you tried to watch a video on YouTube that was broken up into 15 minute increments because the video was too long, you know how frustrating it can be to find all of the 15 minute sections, decipher the order and watch; and uploading all of those different pieces is just as bad. However, all of this is changing.
Now users with a history of complying with YouTube’s copyright rules and Community Guidelines will be allowed to upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes. This means you can post longer interviews, an entire news conference, a more in-depth tour of your community’s model home and even your child’s entire little league game. As long as it’s your original content, you can upload it.
To see if your account qualifies to upload longer videos, click the “Upload” button at the top of the site. If you want to load a video that was rejected earlier, remember to delete it before uploading it again. For more information, visit the YouTube blog.
Of course most YouTube viewers prefer to watch short video clips in the 90 sec to 2.5 minute range, so use the ability to upload longer videos wisely!
YouTube videos can be an important aspect of your social media and internet marketing program. To find out how you can use YouTube to promote your business or for other social media tips, contact the team at mRELEVANCE.