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Last Updated: Apr. 03, 2020

Summary: In this blog, we'll show you how to add a subscribe button to your YouTube video. Besides, we also share an easy way to add an animated subscribe button overlay to your video using FlexClip.

Did you know that you can encourage viewers to subscribe to your channel by adding a branding watermark to your videos?

This kind of branding watermark often called a custom subscribe button. When you add a subscribe button on your YouTube videos, viewers can directly subscribe to your channel if they hover over the subscribe button when using YouTube on a computer.

If you don't have a YouTube subscribe button on your videos yet, read this blog to add your YouTube Subscribe button to your channel in a matter of minutes.

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Also Read: How to Make A YouTube Playlist>

Add Subscribe Button to Your Video - YouTube Studio 2020

YouTube Beta Studio now allows you to add a custom watermark that works as a subscribe button to all of your YouTube videos. And it's super simple to get set up.

Before we talk about how to add a subscribe button, let us take a look at what kind of image you can use for your subscribe button.

Subscribe Button Guidelines:

  • 150 x 150 minimum size required
  • The image needed to have a ratio of 1:1
  • Size of the image should be less than 1MB
  • The recommended image format is PNG

Pro TipHow to get your subscribe button image for your video? You can find a picture with a Google image search, or you can create your own in a tool like DesignCap.

Now let's see how to add a custom subscribe button on YouTube videos.

Step 1 Log in to YouTube, then click on avatar icon and YouTube Studio (Beta).

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Step 2 Go to the left menu and select Settings.

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Step 3 Select Channel and then Branding. Here the branding watermark page will pop up, and you need to click on Choose Image.

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Step 4 Browse the image and select the Subscribe Button image from your computer.

Step 5Select the display time for your subscribe button, and then save changes.

  • End of video: The subscribe button will show for the last 15 seconds of the video.
  • Custom start time: The subscribe button will begin showing at a time you choose.
  • Entire video: The subscribe button will show during the whole video.
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Add Subscribe Button to Your YouTube Video - Classic Creator Studio

Maybe you are still using the Classic Creator Studio on YouTube, just follow the below steps to add the subscribe button to your video on YouTube.

Step 1 Log into your YouTube account.

Step 2 Click on your account icon > Creator Studio.

Step 3 From the creator studio, navigate to the left side of the screen and select Channel > Banding.

Step 4 Click Add a watermark and upload your subscribe button image.

Step 5 Choose when you want your viewers to see the subscribe button: at the end, during the entire video, or after a specific duration of time, then click Update.

Bonus: Free Animated Subscribe Button Overlay for Your Video

Another reason why we need to add a subscribe button to our video is that viewers often forget to subscribe. So here we share an easier way for you to remind the viewers to subscribe to your channel - put an animated subscribe button overlay on your video to ask the viewers, don't forget to subscribe to your channel, just like the one below.

Depict video: Animated Subscribe Button Overlay

You can effortlessly achieve this effect with FlexClip video maker in a few clicks.

Step 1 Visit FlexClip homepage, then get started free.

Step 2 Create a new project by choosing a video template or start from scratch, here we choose the latter.

Step 3 Upload your video with the "+" icon on the storyboard.

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Step 4 Go to the sidebar and add a subscribe button overlay to your video. You can personalize it freely, including size, position, and color, etc.

Depict video: Add Animated Subscribe Button Overlay

Final Words

We hope this blog will help you set up your subscribe button to get more subscribers. Just go to FlexClip and make your videos with a subscribe button now!

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