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Turn ads on for videos

You can submit a video for monetization and enable ads either when you upload a video or you can go back and enable monetization on videos you've already uploaded. You can also enable monetization for multiple videos at once.

Tip: You can also do this with the Creator Studio app on your mobile device. Get started in the YouTube Creator Studio app Help Center.

Before you start

Make sure the video you want to monetize is set to public. If you're uploading a private or unlisted video and want to enable monetization you need to change the privacy settings to public.

Enable ads when you upload a video
  1. Follow the steps to upload a video. When your video is uploading, click the Monetization tab on the upload page.
  2. Select Monetize my video.
  3. Select what ad formats you want to turn on for the video. Each type of ad format notes what devices it will appear on and includes an illustration of the ad placement.
  4. Click Save changes.
Enable ads after you upload a video
  1. Go to your Video Manager.
  2. Next to the video you want to enable ads for, click Edit or the monetization icon .
  3. Select the Monetization tab.
  4. Select Monetize my video.
  5. Select what ad formats you want to turn on for the video. Each type of ad format notes what devices it will appear on and includes an illustration of the ad placement.
  6. Click Save changes.

 

Before any ads appear, the video will go through a standard review process. You may be asked to submit information proving you own all necessary commercial use rights to any or all content in your video.

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