The intro is a 5 to 10-second long clip at the very beginning of a video. You can either use an intro to show your brand or introduce the following video content to the audience. Even lots of famous directors are also using it, and you should definitely do the same.
Part 1. Why You Should Add An Intro Video to Your YouTube Videos
Statistics show that there are over 31 million channels on YouTube. Even though people are spending more time than ever on YouTube, audiences are running out of patience. All of them are rushing to find out more interesting content. That's why you will need an intro to grasp viewers' attention in several seconds so that they can keep watching to the end.
Moreover, an intro at the beginning of your video makes it more professional and trustworthy. Audiences are more likely to watch the whole video and subscribe to your channel when they see the intro.
Part 2. Can You Add An Intro to YouTube Videos with YouTube Studio
In 2014, YouTube made it quite easy and simple to add an intro to all YouTube videos. You can apply the intro to some or all YouTube videos in several clicks. One of the major shortcomings is that your intro should be less than 3 seconds.
Back to 2015, adding intro feature has been suspended. You can only merge the intro and your video content before uploading to YouTube. Even if this feature is not suspended, we also suggest you use other editing tools to add the intro to YouTube videos because it allows you to add longer intro videos.
Part 3. How to Add An Intro to Some/All YouTube Videos
FlexClip helps you merge the intro and your YouTube videos in clicks. The whole process will be based online and cost not even one cent. Moreover, you can use FlexClip to add a transition, change video speed, or add a filter to make the intro and video go smoothly! Click on the Merge Intro & YouTube Video button and follow the steps to get started!
Step 1. Upload Intro & YouTube Video to FlexClip
You are now at FlexClip's editing page. Go to the Media section, click on Upload Files to upload both intro video and your YouTube video from a local folder, mobile device, or cloud services.
Apply your video to the timeline by clicking the Add as Scene icon. Make sure to put the intro video first, and then your YouTube video.
Upload Videos to FlexClip
Step 2. Polish Your Intro & YouTube Video
You don't just stop at merging two videos together. FlexClip offers lots of tools to make two videos go smoothly, like filters, speed changer, transitions. Click on the item you want to make edits to, all available editing tools will appear above the preview window.
Polish the Intro & YouTube Video
Step 3. Share to YouTube
There are lots of sharing options at FlexClip. Share the video back to YouTube directly, export to computer, save to cloud services, or send others the merged video via a short link.
Share Your Video to YouTube