YouTube has raised the cap on video length from 10 minutes to 15 minutes following numerous entreaties to this effect. According to the world's most popular video site, the ability to upload videos longer than 10 minutes was the most requested feature. Some of you might be wondering why YT took so long to raise the limit.
On the face of it, the company feared that extending the upload limit without due preparation could have overwhelmed the site with unauthorized videos – especially longish content like movies. So YouTube was busy perfecting copyright-protection tools like its “state-of-the-art Content ID system” while your were clamoring for a more generous upload limit or none at all.
“Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today. We will continue our strong commitment to provide advanced technology and tools to protect the rights of small and large copyright owners worldwide. We’ll also do everything we can to release incremental improvements like this one that benefit our video creators,” YouTube said in a blog post.