Watermarks, the little thing down here that help grow your YouTube channel. You can now add them in the new YouTube studio. That’s what we talk about today.
How To Add A Watermark To YouTube Videos
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Now, my videos, around about the 22nd mark, there’s a little box that pops up here that says you can subscribe. It is a nice additional way on desktop to urge people to subscribe, to place some branding, to push out the chances and make it even easier for people to join your community.
It’s available in the new YouTube studio. So, let’s go to the computer and I’ll show you how you can use it.
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Okay, so when you’re first adding your video watermark, you arrive here in your YouTube studio. You’re used to this place by now, it has your stats, your subscribers, how well your last video is doing, but we’re focusing on the option on the left-hand side that says “Settings.”
You want to click on “Channel,” and then “Branding.”
So, you’ll see here that I’ve already got my watermark set up. It shows up in the bottom right-hand corner, or even being the bottom right-hand corner of this video.
You can see here the display settings, whether you wanted to show it in the last part of the video, a specific time in the video or the entire video.
I start mine at about 20 seconds in, that way, all of the waffling and the branding disappears when it pops up.
To remove it, you click “Remove.”
Then you’ll see here, it says, “Adding a watermark is a great way to improve brand awareness and channel recognition.”
It needs to be a PNG or a GIF file format of 150 pixels by 150 pixels, and less than one megabyte in size. Images with one or two colors and a transparent background works best.
So, to choose the image you click “Choose Image,” and then choose your image from your computer, and upload it.
It will see that it’s there, and then when you’re ready, you click “Save” and you are done.
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