YouTube has made it possible for channel owners to add a three-second intro to their videos, helping them build a stronger brand presence on Google’s video platform.
To automatically add an intro, users must first upload the video intro to their channel as an unlisted video. Once it’s uploaded, the intro can be selected by clicking “Add a channel branding intro” on the InVideo Programming page. From there, users can choose which of their videos should include the intro.
Users can choose to add an intro to all videos, or videos posted after a specific date, and any intro can be removed or changed at a later time.
YouTube said intros may not be used as ads, sponsorships or product placements, nor should they be used by channels whose videos act as advertisements.