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Can I publish a video on my YouTube channel?
Can I publish a video on my YouTube channel?
Updated over a week ago

You can schedule and publish videos on your YouTube channel using Agorapulse. To create video posts for YouTube, start by clicking on the publish button in the top left corner of the screen and then select your YouTube profile on the left.

YouTube requires a video to be uploaded to successfully publish. The supported formats are:

.MOV, .MPEG4, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, WebM, DNxHR, ProRes, CineForm, HEVC (h265)

Unverified YouTube users are limited to 15-minute video duration, whereas verified users can upload up to 12-hour-long videos (however, the max file size limit still applies).

The maximum file size is 2GB. For more technical details about resolution, frame rates, codecs or any others, please refer to the summary here or to YouTube Help.

If you wish, you can choose a custom thumbnail for your video. To do this, click the 'Pick thumbnail' button. Learn more about choosing a custom thumbnail for videos in this article.

A video title is also a required field. You can add a short description of the video as well as configure several options under YouTube options

Mandatory fields:

  • Video title: it can be a max of 100 characters long (angled brackets >< are not allowed)

  • Privacy status: you can choose between Public (default) and Private (learn more about the privacy status here)

Optional fields:

  • Video description: max 2000 characters are allowed (angled brackets >< are not allowed). Video description is (along with the video title) the most important metadata for your video's discovery - learn how to write good descriptions here.

  • Category: if nothing is selected, YouTube chooses Entertainment by default

  • Playlist: choose from your existing playlists.

  • Video tags: Tags are descriptive keywords that you can add to your video to help viewers find your content. Tags can be useful if the content of your video is commonly misspelt. Learn more about tags here. Although YouTube doesn't specify how many tags can be used to the max, the total number of characters across all used tags is 500 (including spaces).

  • License: if nothing is selected, YouTube chooses a Standard YouTube license by default. Learn more about licenses here.

  • Embeddable: by checking this option, you'll allow your video to be embedded on websites. Learn more about this option here.

  • Notify subscribers: checking this option will notify subscribers in their subscription feed

  • Made for kids: checking this option will prevent underage users from watching the video. Also, the video can't be promoted and comments under the video are disabled by default. Learn more about video audience here.

TIP: When writing video descriptions, YouTube recommends:

  • Using natural language, not just simple keywords

  • Putting the most important keywords toward the beginning of your description

  • Using related #hashtags, but a little goes a long way - YouTube will ignore all hashtags on a video if it has more than 15 hashtags

  • Make sure you put the https:// prefix in front of all web addresses to make them clickable

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