When you add an end screen on your YouTube video, you can direct your viewer to the next logical video in your library. You could ask them to subscribe or even visit your website. I’ll let this short video talk you through it.
YouTube shares this step-by-step “How to use end screens.”
- Sign in to the your YouTube account.
- In the top right, click your account icon > Creator Studio.
- In the left menu, select Video Manager > Videos.
- For the video you want to add the end screen to, click Edit.
- In the top tab bar, click End screen.
- If the selected video contains annotations, follow the instructions to unpublish them. You can re-publish them at any time.
- You’ll see your video with the predefined grid and a timeline below that indicates the available part for the end screen. Click Add element. You can add up to four elements, and one of them must be a video or playlist.
- Choose how to build your end screen:
• Add element: You can add up to four elements to a video. At least one element must be a video or playlist. Select each element and fill in the required information, then click Create element.
• Copy from video: You can copy an end screen from another one of your videos and edit the elements.
• YouTube template: You can choose from predefined formats that show combinations of elements. You’ll need to define the content for the elements in the end screen, such as add the channel to be featured.
- Adjust the placement and size of each element on the grid. Adjust the time for the element to show in the timeline below.
- Click Save.
You can preview the element at any time by selecting Preview on the top left of the player. You can always go back and edit the end screen and its elements.