When YouTube increased the video time limit from 10 to 15 minutes earlier this year, users loved it. And now YouTube is going even further by removing that 15 minute restriction for many of its users. Exactly how much is the new time limit has not been specified by YouTube but it can be found by clicking on the Upload button from within your YouTube account.
This elimination of 15 minute restriction is being awarded as a bonus to users who have been nice. The official statement from YouTube explains:
Starting today, we’ll begin allowing selected users with a history of complying with the YouTube Community Guidelines and our copyright rules to upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes.
YouTube is able to ease the limit due to increasingly advanced tools that copyright owners now have at their disposal. One of the primary tools available for that is YouTube’s Content ID system that can take any uploaded video and compare it against the massive archive of millions of videos YouTube has to find any copyright violations.
Remember that YouTube has just started rolling it out for selected users so it may be a few days before you see it applied to your account.