I guess I am a little bit late to discover this InVideo Programming feature on YouTube. Well, it started when I watched other people’s videos. I was wondering what the nice feature button on the tops of their YouTube videos.
Searching in Google, and found lots of tutorials about it, and I have managed to upload and see my watermark button on the top of my videos.
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When you hover on this icon, it will show you the YouTube channel name, and the amount of subscribers they have.
However, one that kills me being curious is that in other people’s videos, I found a nice red subscribe button when I hover their icon, I thought, of course I wanted to have this too!
Search and search until I found this forum, and I didn’t understand it at first, but basically to see that red subscribe on hover button, you need to log in to YouTube with another channel account. This said, you can’t see your own red subscribe button, because you can’t subscribe to your own channel. So if you want to test yours, login with other channel’s account, and see your videos, and you will see it like I did in my video tutorial below.
So let’s get started and add the InVideo Programming feature
InVideo Programming feature
1. Login to your YouTube channel.
2. In the URL above, on your browser, after youtube.com, add “/features” and hit return or enter key.
3. You’ll be in your channel’s setting features, on the left sidebar, look for “InVideo Programming”
Here, you’ll have two options, first, “Add a watermark” and second, “Feature a video or playlist” option.
Add a Watermark
This will display small image or icon on your video, like in below image, so when people (logged in to their YouTube account) they will see red subscribe button when they hover your image.
Click the “Add a watermark” button, and it will ask you to upload your image (it can be your channel image, logo or any images). The best image will be on .png file that has transparent background, and having 800x800px.
If in case, you will see that your image is not sharp enough, you will need to modify it until you will get sharper quality, but 800x800px has the best quality.
After you upload and save the “Save” button, it will be displayed in all of your videos.
Featured a video or playlist
This will enable you to add your recent video link and thumbnail in the bottom left of your video like in this screenshot. Mine, I set it to at the end of the video.
So, if you haven’t used this feature, I recommend you to try it 😀