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."
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.