Default ad settings
You can enable ad formats across all your newly-uploaded and monetised content automatically by using default ad settings. All newly uploaded videos have TrueView in-stream and overlay ads enabled; however, these default settings can easily be adjusted.
Access and update your default ad settings within YouTube
You can easily change your default settings at any time from your channel's Upload Defaults page.
Access and update your default ad settings from CMS
Default ad formats FAQs
Which ads are enabled for my newly uploaded videos?
For almost everyone, TrueView in-stream and overlay ads are enabled by default. For those who have full access to the Content Management System, standard in-stream ads are enabled by default if over 75% of their existing videos already have standard in-stream ads enabled.
Do my default ad settings affect all my videos?
Default ad settings only affect newly uploaded content.
What ad formats can I set as defaults?
Overlay ads, TrueView in-stream ads and Standard in-stream ads. There is no longer an option to specify AFV and DoubleClick overlay ad formats individually you can only opt in and out of all overlay ads.
How does altering my ad defaults settings affect the revenue I earn on videos?
Different ad formats may yield different amounts of revenue and affect video viewership differently. We can't predict how changing your ad defaults settings might affect your audience and monetisation, but you can leverage YouTube Analytics to help track performance changes.