How long will it take for a claim to take effect?

The features described in this article are available only to partners who use YouTube's Content ID matching system.

When applying a Content ID match policy to your videos in the Content Manager System, this policy will immediately be applied to any user generated content (UGC) uploaded following the time that the policy is implemented.

For legacy videos, which were uploaded before the implementation of the policy, it can take up to six months for our system to perform retro-scans and apply the match policy. However the recency of the UGC upload (relative to partner uploaded video) does make a difference in how soon it is claimed.

Example: If the UGC file was uploaded within the past few days, CID will likely catch it in a day or so.

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