YouTube has increased the video upload limit from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Till last week, you could only upload videos upto 10 minutes, but now the limit has been increased to 15 minutes. Back in 2006, YouTube had limited this to only to 10 minutes because people had started uploading full length movies on YouTube. So to avoid indirectly encouraging piracy, YouTube had earlier limited it to 10 minutes.
Why has YouTube increased the video length limit now ?
“The upload limit for non-partners has been 10 minutes for years. Well, we’ve spent significant resources on creating and improving our state-of-the-art Content ID system and many other powerful tools for copyright owners. Now, all of the major U.S. movie studios, music labels and over 1,000 other global partners use Content ID to manage their content on YouTube. Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today. We will continue our strong commitment to provide advanced technology and tools to protect the rights of small and large copyright owners worldwide. We’ll also do everything we can to release incremental improvements like this one that benefit our video creators.”
If you want to upload videos more than 15 minutes, then you can contact YouTube partners program.
YouTube now also has a new Playlist bar. When ever you look into your subscription videos, YouTube now shows a temporary dynamic playlist bar at the bottom. When you move your mouse over it, it will show the next coming videos from the subscription. You can add videos to the queue and enjoy watching.