This is a great day for YouTubers, and a long time coming, at that. YouTube has finally unlocked the 15 minute video cap… with a catch. As long as your YouTube channel has NO strikes against it, meaning you haven’t been caught uploading any copyrighted material, you’re free to upload videos at any length with file sizes of up to 20GB! Previously, this feature was only available to members of the YouTube partner program, which allows select few users to display ads and monetize off their video views. If you haven’t gotten the message yet, give it time. YouTube is slowly rolling out this new feature, and hasn’t really officially announced it yet.

I noticed this message on the upload page of both my short film and daily vlog accounts today, and I’m ecstatic! A big problem with many of my vlogs is that I had to struggle to keep them under 15 minutes, without cutting out anything important and fun. Now, if my video is longer, even by just a few seconds, I have no need to worry!