Take a look at our quick video tutorial on how to use Youtube to promote your business:

In this article, we'll also review:

  1. How to connect your YouTube account

  2. YouTube supported media types and size limits

  3. Youtube features

    1. How to schedule YouTube videos

    2. How to create chapters

    3. How to create YouTube Shorts


1. How to connect your YouTube account

Before connecting your YouTube channel to Loomly, please make sure you are either an Owner or a Manager.

To connect your YouTube channel to Loomly:

  • Go to the Social Accounts tab of your Calendar Settings page, and connect your YouTube channel by clicking on the green Connect button for YouTube:

📝 Note:

Loomly was created on a calendar basis. In each calendar, you can connect one account per social media platform.

So if you need to connect two YouTube channels, for example, you will currently have to create two calendars. You can also easily create a post that will be cloned on multiple calendars. You will also be able to access all posts from All Calendars.

2. YouTube media upload types and size limits

Format

Size

Video

.mp4, .mov

Recommended:

<30MB and shorter than 2 minutes

Maximum:

200MB and 5 minutes

Short

.mp4, .mov

< 60 seconds

Aspect ratio: square (1:1) or vertical video where height is greater than width

Recommended aspect ratio: 16:9

📝 Note:

  • You can view the dimensions and sizes of each media you've uploaded in the Library.

3. YouTube Features

📝 Note:

  • Videos that are less than 60 seconds and in a square or vertical format will automatically be published as a YouTube Short.

A. How to schedule YouTube videos

  • Go to Post Builder and select YouTube as a channel in Step 2:

  • Create your post as you normally would by defining the generic content and adding a video.

  • Go to Step 4: Fine-Tune Each Channel for YouTube to optimize your video with a title and tags for your video:

  • Save your post to preview, approve & schedule your post from the Post View:

Once your video has been successfully published on YouTube, you will be able to access it through a link in the Post View!

B. How to create chapters

You can create chapters by adding timestamps in your Video Description so viewers can easily navigate through the video.

  1. Go to the fine-tuning steps for YouTube, or the generic steps if you're only publishing to YouTube

  2. In your description, add a timestamp, add a space, then add a title for a chapter

  3. Add at least two more timestamp and titles

📝 Note:

  • The first timestamp must start with 0:00

  • You must have at least 3 timestamps and titles

  • Each chapter must be at least 10 seconds long

C. How to create a YouTube Short

YouTube will automatically publish your video as a Short if your video satisfies the following two criteria:

  • Less than 60 seconds

  • Square which is a 1:1 aspect ratio where the height of the video is equal to the width OR vertical video where the height of the video is greater than the width of the video with a recommended aspect ratio of 16:9.

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