How to Premiere a Video on Youtube

How to premiere a video on YouTube is a pretty cool feature. It’s how you build suspense, it connects you with your audience and most importantly whips up excitement for anyone wishing to watch it. 

That’s why we’ve created a guide to show you how to premiere a video on YouTube.

How to Premiere your video on YouTube

Here’s how you can premiere your video on YouTube with relative ease. 

  1. First, ensure that your film or video is complete and ready to upload.
  2. Open studio.Youtube.com.
  3. Now, at the top, look for the “create section”, and on the screen that appears, hit upload.
  4. Choose the video you want to upload and create a title, tags, and description. 
  5. If you want the video to premier immediately, simply hit save/publish, choose public, and then click on set as an instant premiere. Once the video finishes processing, it will premiere immediately. 
  6. You will want to save for later, select schedule and choose the date and time and then select “set as premiere”.
  7. Choose schedule or done and that’s it, your video is ready to premiere.

Remember that, Youtube does not support premieres that have more than 1080p output or 360/vr180. If you want to premiere the video from your Youtube app, simply upload the video, and from the set visibility page, select “set as premiere”.

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Why premiere videos on Youtube

Some may ask, why go through all this trouble just to premiere a video on youtube? Why not just upload your footage and be done with it? 

Well, there are many benefits of premiering a video on Youtube, here are some of them;

It creates excitement

Youtube videos that simply appear on the feeds of viewers will just be taken as any other video. But if you choose to do it differently, people will be intrigued and pretty excited about it. 

The eagerness to see what comes with the premiere may just propel your video to greatness, or at least to a higher amount of views than usual. 

More Views

More people will view your videos, therefore the more likely you are  to monetize your content. 

When you choose to premiere your video on Youtube, you will create curiosity that will make more people want to watch your video. 

In the end, you will have more views compared to just simply uploading the video.

Connecting with the fanbase

Premiere videos have a chance to chat and connect with all those who are watching. 

As you create the countdown, you will have a chance to create some sort of community with the viewers. And once the video starts, you will get a chance to connect and message them in the live chat section. 

This fanbase is important in creating a community and also getting immediate feedback on the video.

Creating a community on YouTube is just as important as the views. 

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How to market your video set to “Premiere” on YouTube.

Creating a premiere on YouTube is one way of attracting more people to view your video. 

But as with marketing strategies, one move is not enough to create a big audience. You will need more strategies to pull off more views. Here are some tips to help you get by;

Create a preview

Big movies premiering on big screens have always benefited from previews and trailers. If you want your premiere video on Youtube, create a trailer and make it as enjoyable and suspenseful as possible. 

Circulate the trailer as wide as you can so as many people know, there is a big video premiering on Youtube. 

Share link on social media.

Once you schedule a video for premiering, a public page will be created, where the video will eventually premiere on. 

Copy your URL and share it on your social media platforms. 

It will also be prudent to tell people to set a reminder. Setting a reminder is important as they will be notified 30 minutes before the video premieres. 

This, no one will be left behind or forget to watch the video as it premieres. 

On your Youtube channel, you can also pin the link to the premiere video. This way, new visitors will get to the premiere page without much of a hassle. 

You can also set a countdown with a different theme just to create a buzz and arouse the curiosity of viewers. Above all, get as much feedback to know how to go about it. 

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Create intriguing thumbnails

Thumbnails are the first thing your audience will see, so it’s incredibly important to have a thumbnail that will catch the eye of the viewer and intrigue them enough to wait and watch your video. 

We advise you to use the free version of Canva when starting out as it has more than enough assets to build yourself a cool thumbnail for your channel. 

Great websites for free imagery are Pexels and Pixabay. You can use these images to help you build out your thumbnails, and there are some cool pictures to choose from. 

We hope this article on “How to premiere a video on YouTube” was useful to you. Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments, as we love to hear from you all. 

Happy filmmaking!

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Jay Neill

Jay Neill is the founder, owner, and managing editor of iFilmThings and believes everyone should have access to the film resources they need to plan their filmmaking project, which is why he’s dedicated iFilmThings to helping all filmmakers.

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