Have you ever wished there was an easy way to add a branded logo to the corner of all of your YouTube videos or to feature a new video across all of your older programming? Now you can do both of these things in a click.
This morning Chris Atkinson of ReelSEO reported on a new feature that YouTube has quietly rolled out called InVideo Programming. With InVideo Programming you can brand all of your videos with an icon linked to your channel that will appear in the corner of all of your videos or you can feature a single video across all of your other videos.
To take advantage of this new feature, head to Settings and then choose ‘InVideo Programming’ from beneath ‘Channel settings.’ Click to choose whether you want to feature your channel or feature a video.
If you choose to feature your channel you can either have your YouTube avatar featured or you can upload a custom image in JPG, non-animated GIF, BMP or PNG form. Note that transparency is supported so you can really create something that looks professional. YouTube suggests that, for best results, you upload an image that is 800×800 pixels.
Once you’ve selected an image, you’ll be able to decide which corner the image appears in as well as the time and duration during which the image will appear on screen.
The process of choosing a video to feature across all of your uploads is similar. Just click ‘Feature a video’ and choose the video you’d like to feature. Again, you’ll select the corner you’d like the video to appear in and the duration you’d like it to appear for. This is a great way to promote each new video as you upload it.
I’ve featured one of our videos across all of the other videos on our channel, so you can see what this looks like. Check out the embedded video below to see the new InVideo Programming feature in action. The featured video appears in the lower right corner during the last 10 seconds of the video.
In another video, YouTuber Jeremiah Warren, aka jeremiahjw, added both a branding image and a featured video at the end of his videos. Check it out below. The video and image come in around the 1:50 mark.
Note that InVideo Programming may not be available for everyone yet. I currently had the option in the YouTube account I created for Social Times, but not in my personal YouTube account. Let us know if the new feature is working for you and what you think of it in the comments below.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.