Good news for all YouTube users who’s ever thought about the limit of video length that is just too short. Now YouTube announced that they have increase the limit of video length from 10 minutes to 15 minutes.
In 2006, YouTube added a 10 minute video time restriction because a large number of users uploaded full-length TV shows and movies.
So the question is why YouTube add this feature now? Well, YouTube spent meaningful resources on improving and creating Content ID system which lets copyright owners to have full control on their content. As a result, there will be a less chance to upload full-length of movies and TV shows without owner permission.
In celebration, YouTube announced a “15 minutes of fame” contest. Users just need to upload a long length video ( 15 minute ) and tag it with “yt15minutes” before August 4. YouTube will select few fame videos and spotlight on its home page.
Thanks to YouTube (Google) for increasing the video time limit.