Everyone knows the power of a good introduction. Imagine watching The Simpsons without its iconic opening sequence. Wouldn’t be the same, would it?
Many of you have asked us for a way to create a distinctive intro for your videos, so you can more easily build a consistent brand that your fans will recognise. Well, game on. Starting today you can automatically add an intro video up to three seconds to the start of every video on your channel.
It only takes three easy steps to set up:
• Upload the three-second intro video that you’d like to use on your channel as an unlisted video.
• On your channel's InVideo Programming page, click "Add a channel branding intro" and select the intro from a list of eligible videos.
• Select the videos that you want the intro to appear on. You can choose whether to add it to all of your videos or just the ones that you’ve uploaded after a certain date. You can always remove or change the intro later.
Note that these intros may not be used as ads, sponsorships or product placements. We also don't recommend that this feature is used by channels using their videos as advertisements.
As always, we want to hear how things work out for you. Send us feedback from your YouTube dashboard or via Google+ or Twitter.
John Gregg, Software Engineer, who recently watched “Submissions Only”