How long can a Youtube Video last on your channel?


How long can you upload a Youtube video?

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How long a YouTube video can be, depends on if your account is verified.

If you’re not verified, your YouTube video can only be up to 15 minutes long.

How long a YouTube video lasts depend on if your account is verified or not. If you aren’t verified, the length of your YouTube video can only be 15 minutes or less.

If you are verified, your video can last upto 12 hours long or as much as 128 GB. Here’s everything you need to know about how long a YouTube video can be and how to get around the limitations.

If you are a regular YouTube viewer or creator, you know some videos can be super short, and snappy, while others are the length of a featured film. Videos have some +limitations on how long it can last.

Here’s what you need to know about those limits:

How long a YouTube video can be, depends on if your account is verified

It all depends on whether or not your YouTube account has been verified or not.

Non-verified accounts can only upload videos up to 15 minutes long.

According to Google, a verified account has a limitation to videos that are 12 hours long or 128 GB in size, “whichever is less.”

If you are not sure, and if you’ve gone through the verification process for your account or not, go to your “Account Features” page and look for “Verified” beneath your channel name and “Enabled” in the “Longer Videos” box.

If not, you’ll need to get verified to upload longer videos.


You can check if verified on your account page. Devon Delfino/Business Insider
How to troubleshoot a long YouTube video upload

If you see that your channel is verified and can’t upload videos longer than 15 minutes, you may have a copyright claim on one of your videos. You may have a strike against you for violating YouTube’s community guidelines.

You may find the info via the “Account Features” page of your channel, may find all the information you need

If you have a video that exceeds the maximum video length, or size, you need to try some solution.

For example, you could compress the video using editing software to meet the maximum file size without losing quality.

According to YouTube, the best method is encoding the video using the H.264 codec.

Or, if that isn’t an option, you might try splitting it up into two or more videos and cross-linking them so that each one meets those limitations.
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