YouTube increases video limit upto 15 minutes

YouTube increases video time limit upto 15 minutes from previously 10 minutes. They also will feature some videos on their homepage to celebrate this change.

YouTube yesterday announced that the default time limit for users uploading videos has gone up from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. If you were wondering why most videos were 10 minutes or less on YouTube was because they did not allow making a video longer than 10 minutes.

What will it do?

If you are using YouTube for looking up tutorials like I do, it can get a little annoying to see part 1 and part 2 for longer tutorials. Having the limit go upto 15 minutes it makes it easier for publishers to have a single video show a lot more.

How is YouTube celebrating it?

  • YouTube is starting something called 15 minutes of fame. You can create a 15 minute video of your life or about you and upload it on YouTube. You have to tag the video “yt15minutes”.
  • Once tagged some of these select videos will be features on YouTube’s homepage in a future spotlight. Basically this is a great way to become famous with a 15 minutes I guess. 😉

YouTube is always upto something fun. Be it allowing us to create 3D formats of our videos to playing snake game while a video loads. It is never short of constantly doing something cool and interesting.

Do you think 15 minute videos on YouTube will help you as viewer? Or do you think 10 minutes was more than enough? Do let me know through your comments.


Mayur Somani July 31, 2010

This is really nice as I was thinking of creating some video tutorials. Now I don’t have to worry much about the length of the video. Right update at the right time 🙂

Aditya Kane July 31, 2010

Yes lucky you. 🙂

jaganmangat July 31, 2010

its too good,in previous if videos length increases by 0.15 or something then we get error while uploading but now its gonna be gr8 on youtube…good post and thx….

Akshay July 31, 2010

it is a great thing on youtube’s part
nice post