Last updated on September 26th, 2023 at 08:30 am
When you created a YouTube channel, you may have been under the impression that you can upload any number of videos in a single day.
That is until you have been hit with the following message – Daily upload limit reached.
The message says that you would have to wait for the next day before you can upload more videos.
Well, this would not bother many as they can always wait for 24 hours to pass before they upload more videos.
But then, what if a series of videos have to be uploaded on the same day? The videos may no longer be topical or relevant if you upload them the next day.
Before we examine if there’s a way to bypass the upload limit on YouTube, let’s look at why YouTube limits daily video uploads.
Watch the video guide below to quickly learn how to bypass the daily upload limit on YouTube.
Why Does YouTube Impose a Daily Upload Limit?
According to YouTube support, the daily upload limit is imposed to ‘ensure safety’.
Now, YouTube doesn’t explain what that means. But then we can take it to mean that it’s there to protect the platform from spam content.
There will certainly be folks out there who would blast video after video into the YouTube platform for personal gain.
So, when it comes to uploading videos, YouTube looks at its interests first before considering yours.
For example, when YouTube was first launched in 2005, it allowed any length of the video to be uploaded. But in 2006, it limited any single video upload to 10 minutes. Why? Because many were abusing the platform by uploading copyrighted videos, especially TV shows.
So, whenever YouTube identifies a facility that’s open to abuse, it limits the facility.
But what if you’ve no record of uploading spam videos, and you still get slapped with a daily upload limit?
Then, you would have to look at your Channel’s record. You may not be in the good books of YouTube.
If your Channel has copyright strikes, then you are not in YouTube’s good books. A copyright strike happens when you upload a copyrighted video and the copyright owner submits a takedown request.
So, if your channel has copyright strike(s), then there’s no way of bypassing the daily upload limit.
Community Guidelines Strike
Your daily upload limit can be a result of a community guidelines strike. If you have been uploading inappropriate content to YouTube and you’ve received a strike, then there will be a cap on your daily upload quota.
Your Region or Location
YouTube has also specified that the daily upload limit can be imposed because you’re uploading from a certain country.
There are countries where the YouTube upload volume is high. To protect the platform, YouTube will impose a daily upload limit.
If you’re from such a country, then there’s no way you can bypass the daily upload limit.
A daily upload limit can also be imposed on Your channel if YouTube detects suspicious behavior.
You could be using automation software to blast out videos to YouTube every few minutes or so.
I recently watched a video where a coder was trying to create an automatic YouTube channel. He would scrape content from Reddit, turn the text into speech with software, auto-create a video with images and upload it automatically to YouTube. Result: he could not even upload a single video.
The message he got was processing abandoned. The video could not be processed.
He gave up the idea of creating an automatic YouTube channel.
The message here is if you try to game YouTube, you’ll end up a loser.
So, is there a Way to Bypass the Daily Upload Limit?
Some videos on YouTube say the daily upload can be bypassed. One said you can upload your video to export to YouTube from a video editor instead of logging in to YouTube through your browser.
He said this would help you to bypass the daily upload limit. However, the video doesn’t show him actually overcoming the daily upload limit.
Another Youtuber tells you to send feedback to YouTube, asking them to lift the daily upload limit.
He said this method works 100%. However, he can’t provide proof. However, one user said he tried sending feedback to YouTube and never got a reply.
Another user has tried appealing to YouTube to raise the upload limit without success, too.
If YouTube is going to impose a daily upload limit to protect its platform, it is certainly going to close all loopholes that can help bypass the limit.
So, it could safely be said if a limit has been imposed on your daily upload limit, you would have to wait for 24 hours to upload more videos.
What You Shouldn’t Do to Overcome YouTube’s Daily Upload Limit
You may be tempted to use certain workarounds to overcome the daily upload limit imposed on you by YouTube.
You may have come across the following suggestions. Don’t take the risk of resorting to such actions as you risk penalty from YouTube, including account and channel termination.
Creating Multiple YouTube Accounts
You may be thinking of creating multiple YouTube accounts with different email addresses. This, of course, will allow you to upload more videos as it’s a new account.
But then, if YouTube detects that you’ve created different YouTube accounts for mass video uploads, you may be penalized.
This is especially so if you upload the same kind of videos as that in the restricted channel.
Creating Multiple Channels
Creating multiple channels would allow you to upload more videos. However, if you’re using the method to beat the YouTube system, then it won’t be long before you get in a hot soup.
It would be a matter of time before YouTube detects a duplicate channel in the same account and takes the necessary action. You may even get your entire account with the other channels terminated.
Using a Different IP Address
If your daily upload limit has been restricted due to your location, you may be thinking of using a VPN service.
A VPN service can offer you a different IP address – one from a region with a high upload limit.
Will this work? It may work in the short term. Unless you’re a fly-by-night creator, don’t resort to this tactic.
It will be a matter of time before YouTube tracks you down with a penalty.
Someone reported in a forum that a particular channel was mass uploading YouTube shorts at the rate of a video per minute.
This poster wanted to find out how the uploader was bypassing the YouTube system.
But then this channel did not last long. Its account was terminated due to a violation of YouTube Community Guidelines.
The message here is it’s a matter of time before you’re caught trying to game YouTube.
What You Can Do to Overcome YouTube’s Daily Upload Limit
The methods below may work to overcome YouTube’s daily upload limit.
Uploading Longer Form Video
One way of overcoming the upload restriction is to combine your videos into a single one.
YouTube allows you to upload a single video of up to 12 hours in length if you have a verified channel.
There’s no reason why you’ll be penalized for combining clips into a single video unless you’re uploading spammy content.
But then your audience may not be interested in longer videos.
You may, however, generate interest by creating chapters for your video.
Schedule Video Uploads
Instead of mass-blasting videos to your channel, why don’t you schedule the videos to be uploaded once a day?
This will certainly give YouTube the impression that you’re not out to game the system. Instead, you’ll earn a reputation as a consistent creator.
Some creators have reported that their daily upload limit were increased after resorting to this strategy.
Is it Guaranteed that You Can Upload a New Video After 24 Hours?
Although YouTube says you can upload more videos after 24 hours, this is not guaranteed.
Some users have complained that the upload limit had not been lifted even after 24 hours had passed.
Watch the video below for a recap of what you have learned above.