Channel Status and Features
in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to verify your channel and get more features. There are some features like enabling custom thumbnails, uploading longer content, these kinds of things that actually aren't available to you until you verify your channel to do. So, click on your icon in the top, right, choose youtube settings, that gear icon and then click additional features. So here you can see all the different things that you can enable if you verify your account and some of them uh you might have to walk through a few extra steps to do that. So to verify, just click this verify button at the top, you're going to need to have a phone. So you'll want to go ahead and plug in your phone, your country, your phone. So I'm going to go ahead and do that. Alright, so once you've done that it's going to say you have been verified and click continue to go back to your account. Alright, so now we are verified. So there are still some things that are automatically enabled, like custom th...
umbnails, external annotations, these kinds of things. But there are some things that require other have other requirements such as a custom channel. You are l so just click on any of these to get more information. Some of these things you need to have a certain number of subscribers for example, to get a custom channel. You RL you'll need over 100 subscribers for monetization. You're going to need to um go through and create an adsense account and that kind of stuff but we'll be going over a lot of those things in future lessons. So I'm going to cut it off here for now in this lesson. And in this section there's a lot of stuff here, you can see in the creator studio that we're going to be going over in a future section, but for now I'm going to pass it over to Mike, who's going to walk through uploading a video and all the steps and best practices for doing so. So go ahead. Take this time to start enabling all of these things that you want. We are going to enable things like monetization and live streaming in a future lesson. Um but until next time I'm going to pass it to mike and we'll see you in the future.