YouTube Shorts Permissions – What It Is and Why YouTube Dropped the Ball

A few "short" weeks ago, a strange option started showing up in creator's video settings. A small section that was titled "Shorts Permissions". The short paragraph explanation was finished off with a bold, already checked check box that clearly stated "Allow people to sample this content". Well the mysterious appearance of this on creator's video … Continue reading YouTube Shorts Permissions – What It Is and Why YouTube Dropped the Ball

How to Upload YouTube Shorts – Early 2021 Edition

YouTube Shorts logo Since the latter part of 2020, YouTube have been pushing a new type of content on their platform called Shorts. Shorts are meant to be a competitor to the hugely popular Tik Tok platform that has been taking the world by storm in the last year or two. Other platforms are also … Continue reading How to Upload YouTube Shorts – Early 2021 Edition

YouTube Studio Updated With Channel Customization Menu

Over the last few weeks, YouTube have been rolling out a new menu in creator's Studio dashboard. This menu item called Customization combines all the channel layout features into one central location. I was fortunate to be one of the earliest channels to receive the update as it rolled out over a 2 week period. … Continue reading YouTube Studio Updated With Channel Customization Menu

YouTube Chapters – Your Quick-Start Primer

Very recently, YouTube have rolled out a new feature to creators to enhance their viewer's experience on YouTube in navigating videos - Chapters. Chapters are, as the name implies, sections of your video divided into topics, points, or other logical separation of thoughts within a piece of content. Chapters appear as clickable elements as you … Continue reading YouTube Chapters – Your Quick-Start Primer

YouTube’s New End Screen Editor – Tutorial

In the ever inevitable march towards the new YouTube Studio becoming the one and only creator tool, YouTube have recently released a fresh End Screen editor for Studio. In the video below, I walk through the new layout and show how easy it is to add videos, playlists, links and subscribe icons to your video's … Continue reading YouTube’s New End Screen Editor – Tutorial

Creator Insider Tom Leung Hints at New Features Coming to Studio

In a recent Twitter discussion, Tom Leung, Director of Product Management at YouTube shared some insights into possible upcoming features for YouTube Studio. One is imminent, and the other is some ways off. Tom Leung Firstly, just around the corner is the ability to bulk upload, a feature that was in Studio Classic, but not … Continue reading Creator Insider Tom Leung Hints at New Features Coming to Studio

YouTube Roll Out COPPA Compliance Requirements to All Creators

Earlier this week, YouTube released a video for all creators on the platform instructing them to now flag their content as "made for kids" or "not made for kids" in response the changes to be compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This video, subsequent documentation and the resulting discussion, videos, etc. have … Continue reading YouTube Roll Out COPPA Compliance Requirements to All Creators

First-Look: YouTube Upload Beta

Recently, YouTube released a new beta for their upload flow, as part of the continuing roll-out of their Studio Beta product. In short, its an updated UI that encapsulates the upload process into 3 tabs. In the video below, I walk through the process as I take my first "look" at the new feature. https://youtu.be/BjaHaL0SI-8