YouTube has increased the upload limit for videos to YouTube for 10 minutes to 15 minutes, because users have asked to be able to upload longer videos to YouTube.
Now you will be able to sit through 15 minute gadget unboxing videos instead of 10, and whilst it still isn’t enough time for a full featured movie, the move will be welcomed by many YouTube users.
We want YouTube to be the best place to upload video. Without question, the number one requested feature by our creators is to upload videos longer than 10 minutes. We’ve heard you, and today we’re pleased to announce that we’ve increased the upload limit to 15 minutes.
We encourage you to take full advantage of this new time limit by making a video of your “15 minutes of fame.” Imagine that this video is all the world will ever know about you: what would you want to communicate? What will be the enduring stamp you’ve left on us all? Tag your video with “yt15minutes,” upload it by Wednesday, August 4, and we’ll select a handful of people to truly gain their 15 minutes of fame by featuring them on the YouTube homepage in a future spotlight.
You can find out more details over at the YouTube Blog.