Set your default ad formats

You can set ad format defaults to apply consistently to all new uploads. When you do this, you don't have to change the settings every time you upload a video.

You can specify which types of advertisements YouTube displays by selecting the ad formats you want to allow (you can override this choice for specific videos). Learn more about how YouTube automatically determines how ad formats display.

We recommend allowing all ad formats on your videos to maximize your earnings. Different ad formats may yield different amounts of revenue and affect video viewership differently. We can't predict how changing your default ad settings might affect your audience and monetization, but you can use YouTube Analytics to help track performance changes.

Set default ad formats

To specify the default set ads formats you want to allow for your channel:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, click Settings  .
  3. Select Upload defaults and then Monetization.
  4. In the “Types of ads” section, select the checkbox next to each type of ad format you want to allow for monetized videos that you upload. All of the formats are selected by default. Learn more about available ad formats.
  5. Click SAVE.

You can still change settings after you upload a video on the Videos page. Learn how to make changes to uploaded videos.

Override ad format defaults

To override the allowable ad formats for an individual video:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Hover over the video you’d like to update and select MONETIZATION  .
  4. Select which ad formats to use for the video. Learn more about advertising formats.
  5. In the upper right, click Save.
You can also set the ad formats for multiple videos at once.
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