Easy Steps Explained To New YouTube Checks on Desktop
YouTube Studio has introduced a new YouTube Checks in the upload process on Studio desktop called “Checks” which will automatically screen your uploads for potential copyright claims and ad suitability restrictions.
This will help you reduce the videos uploaded with copyright claims and/or yellow icons and avoid surprises or worries.
How ‘Checks’ work in the Studio Upload flow?
During the upload flow on desktop, you’ll see the option to review your video in the new “checks” step for potential copyright claims and ad-suitability issues before the video is published.
YouTube Checks Steps
How To Upload Videos In YouTube Studio
- Sign in to YouTube Studio.
- In the top right-hand corner, click CREATE and then Upload video.
- Select the file you’d like to upload.
- Select the details for the video
- Click on Monetization: If you’re in the YouTube Partner Program, you can turn monetization on or off for your video, choose your advertising format, and manage mid-roll ad breaks.
- Next Step is Video elements: Add cards and end screens to show your audience related videos, websites, and calls to action.
- Go To Checks: You can use the checks page to screen your video for copyright claims and if you’re in the YouTube Partner Program, ad suitability. The Copyright check allows you to dispute a claim or edit and fix your video if issues are found.
- Select Visibility: Open the Visibility page to choose your video’s privacy setting and pick your video’s publish time. You can also share your video privately.
You no longer have to publish a video as unlisted or private. Also, you can publish the video while the checks are still running. Keep in mind that if an issue is found, it might impact the video’s visibility or monetization of the video.
How long do the checks take?
The copyright checks takes within 3 minutes, while monetization checks can take a couple of minutes longer. The total time estimate will be visible on the screen.
What do I do if a copyright claim is found in the “checks” step?
If a copyright claim is found, you‘ll see what you can do to address it when clicking on ‘See details’. You’ll be able to see the content being claimed. It will also include the timecode it appears at, and the impact the claim has on your video.
What do I do about ad-suitability issues (yellow icons) in the “Checks” step?
If there is an ad-suitability issue found with your video, you’ll see an option to “Request review”. Double check that your video, thumbnail, and metadata meet YouTube’s advertiser-friendly content guidelines before requesting a review. When the review is complete, you’ll get an email update. The status in the “Checks” step of the upload flow will update.
Note: this does not protect your videos from other potential issues after publishing (like future manual claims, copyright strikes, and/or restrictions as a result of edits to your video settings).
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