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Max character length for YouTube description?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by tb303, May 25, 2013.

  1. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    Quick question as the title really. How many characters can a youtube description have?
     
  2. Lazlo1967

    Lazlo1967 Junior Member

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    I believe it's 5,000 characters, but my info might be a bit old.
     
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    OMGWTFISTHIS Power Member

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    Type the letter A about 5 times, press CTRL+A, then CTRL+C, and CTRL+V, then spam that a few times, repeat the selecting and pasting until you get a few thousand - and wait for until it says it's too long. (; Then once you found it, simply use a character counter in Notepad++, Word, or any online tool.
     
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  4. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    I think this is the best suggestion :)
     
  5. tb303

    tb303 Power Member

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    Bang on Lazlo, checked it with a character count. 5000 characters maximum
     
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  7. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    5000 character is max..you can just try it now and you will know what to include and not to..
     
  8. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    So it's 5000 huh? Never crossed 500 for my videos :)
    I like to keep it short and sweet.
    OP you looking to place extra tags and stuff?
    Cheers,
    RW.