Verifying your Youtube account is quick, easy, and beneficial.
To verify your channel, go to youtube.com/verify, and log into your account. You’ll be asked to enter a phone number. Youtube will send a verification code by text or voice call to that phone number.
Once you've verified your account, you can:
- Upload videos longer than 15 minutes
- Add custom thumbnails
- Live stream
- Appeal Content ID claims
For more information on verifying your Youtube account, see Google's support article, here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171664?hl=en