YouTube Ups Upload Limit to 15 Minutes Per Video

By: Chris Crum - July 29, 2010

YouTube announced today that it has extended the upload limit to 15 minutes for all users. It was 10 minutes before. If you’ve tried to upload one in the past that was rejected for length, but would qualify now, you’ll have delete it from "My Videos" and do it again.

"We want YouTube to be the best place to upload video," says YouTube upload and video management product manager Joshua Siegel. "Without question, the number one requested feature by our creators is to upload videos longer than 10 minutes."

YouTube Upload Time Increased

Additionally, he says YouTube has spent significant resources on creating and improving its ContentID system and other 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," says Siegel. "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 tag your videos with "yt15minutes" and upload it by August 4, YouTube may select it to feature on the YouTube homepage.

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  • Anand

    Glad to hear that, Now we can prepare and view longer episodes love you YT :)

  • Francescao

    This is great news! I have been wanting to share and upload my short film on youtube however, it didn’t allow me to do so since only 10minutes was allotted before. Now I would be able to do so! I know for a fact that a lot of people are smiling right now because of this news! And Youtube saying that they would do everything to release incremental improvements is very promising! I cant wait to upload my short film, that is what I’m going to do right after I post this comment! Youtube ROCKS! Thank you!