How to put a logo or watermark on my YouTube videos

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How to Watermark YouTube Videos?

To have a quality YouTube channel, there are many details that we need to take into account. For example, the cover photo, the thumbnails of our videos, the topics we want to promote, among many others. And one of those important details is the logo or watermark that we can find in some videos of YouTube.

In your journey watching videos on the popular entertainment platform, surely you have never wondered what the function of small logos or images that appear in the corners of the videos. Well, they are called watermarks, and they have the function of identifying the owner of the video and therefore avoiding plagiarism or copyright problems.



If you don't know how to brand your channel and include a logo or watermark in your videos, read on and you'll find out how to do it in a few steps.

Steps to Watermark YouTube Videos

There are several uses you can give to the watermarks you add to your videos, but undoubtedly one of the most useful is to give your YouTube channel a great deal of publicity. The steps to watermark YouTube videos are:

  • To get started, head to YouTube Studio, a platform where you can easily edit your channel.
  • Go to the menu on the left and select "Personalization".
  • Then, click on the option "Brand development".
  • Select the "Upload" option and choose an image of your preference, the one you want to use as a watermark.
  • Then click on «Done».
  • Now you can choose when you want the watermark to be shown in your videos, whether in the last 15 seconds of the video, at your preferred time or in the entire video.
  • Finally, click on "Publish".

That's all! It's that simple to add a watermark to videos on your YouTube channel. In addition, from YouTube Studio you can also configure other aspects of your channel, such as custom YouTube thumbnails. Now, there are some things you should keep in mind when doing this, and we will mention them below.



What to watch out for when watermarking YouTube videos?

When inserting thumbnails into videos on our YouTube channel, there are some aspects to take into account to do it right. We invite you to read on and find out what they are.


For example, you must remember that the thumbnails you set will not appear in the videos you have published as "made for children". Also, the thumbnails must be images of at least 150 x 150 pixels and with a maximum size of 1 MB. Also, we encourage you to use a good video editor online or downloaded to your device. This way, we can ensure you better results when posting your videos.


Also, remember to use an image as a watermark representative of your channel, or that invites viewers to act within it, always taking into account the limits set by YouTube.

We hope that you have maximum success with your YouTube channel and that all this information will be useful for you to insert watermarks without any problems.

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