New York: Video-sharing giant YouTube has increased the limit it places on uploads to 15 minutes.
YouTube’s original limit was 10 minutes.
"Without question, the number one requested feature by our creators is to upload videos longer than 10 minutes," the New York Daily News quoted Joshua Siegel of YouTube as saying.
Previously, only YouTube`s official partners were allowed to upload videos longer than 10 minutes.
Siegel cited the success of YouTube`s Content ID system, which automatically removes copyrighted material from the website, as the reason why they were able to increase the limit.
Google bought YouTube in 2006 for 1.65 billion dollars.