YouTube terms


Interactive elements that can be added to videos to promote other content or external links.

What is a card in YouTube?

A card on YouTube is an interactive feature that creators can use to promote additional content or channels, merchandise, websites, and more within their videos. They are designed to be mobile-friendly and can appear at any point in the video. Cards can be customized with images, text, and links, and they can be set to appear at specific times during the video.

When a viewer is watching a video, a small "i" icon appears in the corner of the video, indicating that a card has been added. When the viewer clicks on this icon, the card expands to display more information. This feature allows creators to share relevant information and resources directly within their videos, enhancing viewer engagement and interaction.

How do I add cards to my YouTube videos?

Adding cards to your YouTube videos is a simple process. First, sign in to YouTube Studio and select 'Videos' from the left menu. Then, click on the video you want to add cards to and select 'Editor' from the left menu.

In the editor, you'll see a timeline of your video. Click on 'Add Card' and choose the type of card you want to add. You can choose from Video or Playlist, Channel, Poll, or Link. After selecting the type, fill in the necessary information and click 'Create'. You can add up to five cards to each video. Adjust the start time for the card to determine when it will appear during the video. Once you're done, make sure to save your changes.

What are the benefits of using cards on YouTube?

Using cards on YouTube offers several benefits, primarily enhancing viewer engagement and interaction. Cards can be used to promote other videos, merchandise, playlists, websites, and more, effectively driving traffic to these resources. They can be a powerful tool for increasing views on other videos, encouraging subscriptions, and promoting products or services. This can significantly boost a channel's overall performance and revenue.

Moreover, cards can be used to provide additional information or context about a video, improving the viewer's experience. They can be timed to appear at specific points in the video, allowing creators to strategically place them where they are most relevant. This can help to keep viewers engaged and interested in the content. Additionally, cards are mobile-friendly, making them an effective tool for reaching viewers on various devices.

Can I customize the cards on my YouTube channel?

Yes, you can customize the cards on your YouTube channel. Cards are interactive features that you can add to your YouTube videos. They can be used to promote other videos, encourage viewers to subscribe, donate, buy merchandise, or visit a specific website. You can add up to five cards to a single video.

To customize the cards, you need to go to your YouTube Studio and select the video you want to add a card to. Click on the "Cards" option in the editor, then click on the "Add Card" button. You can then choose the type of card you want to add, such as a video or playlist, channel, or link. You can also choose the time in the video when you want the card to appear. Remember to save your changes when you're done.

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