INSTANTLY Brand Your Videos On YouTube – New Branding Intro Feature

YouTube recently released a VERY cool new feature to add to their array of branding options for your videos. In this video, I reveal how easy you can add your branding intro, and also a great way for getting your own video intro created!

Here’s the link I mention inside the video:

Got any questions?

Just leave the below the video – I normally get back within the first 24-48 hours after uploading a new video. So make sure you take advantage of that!

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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60 Responses to INSTANTLY Brand Your Videos On YouTube – New Branding Intro Feature

  1. Gideon Shalwick

    Need a cool new intro for your videos on YouTube? Check out my latest

  2. SyaSuAilin

    Thanks Gideon! This new feature is amazing! :)

  3. SyaSuAilin

    +Gideon Shalwick Can't wait to watch that. :)

  4. reg1167

    Thanks for the info. Iwas playing around on Youtube and saw it and didn’t
    know what it was all about thank you for showing me the ropes

  5. Kieran McDonogh

    YouTube just gets better and better, and its all a free platform. Thanks G
    for keeping on top of the latest innovations like this – will make life a
    lot easier for YouTubers!

  6. DoJo Epics

    A year ago, this *intro* idea was one I suggested to YouTube—nice to see a
    real reply.
    —I also mentioned that having an *outro* (with the usual CTA) would
    streamline things nicely. Wouldn’t mind seeing that too.

  7. LaKeisha Michelle

    Do you have affiliate programs? I refer people to you a lot! :) Love the
    service and was just about to send over another client…also think this
    would be cool to offer as a resource in my webinar next week!

  8. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey +LaKeisha Michelle! Yes we do – can you please send an email to The team will set you up with something…

  9. Rohe Energie - Vegane Ernährung & Mehr

    I bought a new intro a few days ago at Splasheo. I love it as always!
    Thanks for the great service. :-)

  10. Ileane Smith

    Nicely done +Gideon Shalwick but I have to ask, why you’re not using an
    intro on this channel. Did I miss it?

  11. Pankaj Mishra

    Hi Gideon i have just ordered my intro and love you as always.

  12. Paris Siopis

    I discovered your channel today and all i can say is that your work is
    amazing. I feel so lucky to have access to such valuable, accurate and
    nicely expressed information and tips. I cannot thank you enough. I wish
    you nothing but the best. Greetings from Athens Greece.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh what a relief +Paris Siopis! Thank you again for your wonderful comment – I do appreciate it greatly! And I'm SO glad my videos are helping you out! I have a lot of cool stuff planned for the near future, so keep watching!

  13. Gideon Shalwick

    Oh wonderful news +Pankaj Mishra! Looking fwd to seeing great new videos from you!

  14. Andrea Martins

    #marketing #youtube #socialmedia

  15. theedexitvideo .

    FYI after watching THIS video I went to the splasheo website and bought ONE
    3sec intro video and I accepted the $97 offer to buy 3 others. I am excited
    to take my videos to the next level with these cool animations.

  16. theedexitvideo .

    can you comment on using other monetization companies other than YouTube.
    Do they really deliver better monetization? pros / cons ? Any companies
    doing it better than you tube?

  17. Christopher Binnix

    How are you getting your gradient background?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey +Christopher Binnix – it's actually really simple. I just apply a vignette image over my video. It's basically a click and drag kinda thing. But for it to work nicely, there is a little bit of a setup. I'll create a video about it soon…

    • Christopher Binnix

      +Gideon Shalwick Cool, thank you for the response. I'll be looking for the video.

  18. Matthew Miller

    Love watching these videos I always get up to date and great information.
    Thanks Gideon.

  19. Demetria Zinga

    Great stuff! I’m working on my intro and this is a good reminder to get
    busy and get it done. I’d love to have more info on your affiliate program
    as well.

  20. Business Unleashed

    Thanks Gideon. Had no idea this could be done in youtube.

  21. Layne Norrie

    What kind of computer do u use to edit?

  22. Alain Arroyo

    What if i have hundreds of videos and i brand them how long would it take ?

  23. Sebastian Andrade-Miles

    One major problem: if you have captions on any of the videos in which you
    add an intro to, the captions will become desynchronized.

  24. MASS Engineering

    Hi, i just remove the branding intro clip after that i want to put a new
    one clip intro it just give me this msg for 48hours “Branding intro is
    currently being processed on 1 video. Please wait for processing to
    complete before selecting a different branding intro.” Can you help me out
    from this? tnx…

  25. Gideon Shalwick

    I noticed some slow processing time with YouTube for some of my own things as well in the last two days. Has this been resolved for you yet?

  26. TheJordoMedia

    So, after selecting All Uploads, Gideon, does that also mean that when I
    upload more videos, my intros will automatically be added?

    • TheJordoMedia

      +Gideon Shalwick Huh. It's not working for me. I just uploaded and my intro isn't on it. Does it process the intro after a while? Because there's no sign of any intro being added.

  27. Siobhán Dempsey

    Splasheo is legend. Works just brilliantly. You also explain really well.
    Thanks very much Gideon people like you make a difference to using the tube
    and the other swings and roundabouts aka social media.



  29. LiveGameLift

    Hi guys,

    I’ve heard about this “forever processing” bug but not sure if it got
    fixed? I uploaded an intro to test but then forgot to remove it before
    uploading a new video… so I deleted the intro from my branding options
    but now it STILL says it’s processing.

    Will this go away? Could someone quickly check my video uploads (there’s
    only 1) and let me know if it’s actually live? I want to make sure I don’t
    have a double upload in case I have to re-upload it, as it takes quite a
    while on my slow connection.

    Thanks in advance!

  30. MisterTeacherTV

    Always great videos thanks for your help!

  31. ThatKSDude

    Hey! Does this feature still work? I’m about to take advantage of it,
    however I can’t seem to find where it’s at now!

  32. Gideon Shalwick

    Yup sure still works – you can get yours here:

  33. ThatKSDude

    Could you also give me the link to where I upload my intro to youtube?

  34. ThatKSDude

    Thank you for all your effort man, very much appreciated!

  35. Gideon Shalwick

    No probs!

  36. Gideon Shalwick

    You're welcome +SyaSuAilin! The new feature sure is! I have another video coming up next where I show you how you can created branded videos on YouTube without ANY video editing! Love it!

  37. Gideon Shalwick

    oh yes for sure +Kieran McDonogh! I just love how they keep on innovating… even though sometimes a little slow for my liking! But hey, it's still a free service right? 😉

  38. Gideon Shalwick

    You're welcome +reg1167! It's pretty easy once you know how it works :)

  39. Gideon Shalwick

    Awesome stuff +DoJo Epics! Looks like they finally listened to you!!! And yes, I agree, something similar for a CTA would be pretty cool too!

  40. DoJo Epics

    +Gideon Shalwick Thanks +Gideon Shalwick for supporting the outro idea! Since YT added this intro idea, enough others must have suggested the same.  For a good idea, there is a perception of safety in strength of numbers.
    Pass it on….

  41. Gideon Shalwick

    Oh fantastic stuff +Rohe Energie – Vegane Ernährung & Mehr! Glad you like it!

  42. Gideon Shalwick

    Hi +Ileane Smith – I am just in the process of doing some re-branding at the moment, so I'm just holding off on it a little…

  43. Ileane Smith

    +Gideon Shalwick understood! I have a similar situation which is why I'm reluctant to make an intro as well. Best wishes with it!

  44. Gideon Shalwick

    I hope this is not a spam comment… because I get so many of these that are spam messages.  But if it's not, THANK YOU!

  45. Paris Siopis

    Hello there! No, it is definitely not a spam comment. I still browse through your videos as i type this comment. They are informative and engaging. I also keep hand written notes. Your experience will help me start my channel. Dear friend as soon as i start my own venture i will let you know. I cannot thank you enough!!!
    With Respect,


  46. Gideon Shalwick

    Now awesome is THAT +theedexitvideo .! Looking fwd to seeing AMAZING videos from you! If you have any issues at all, remember you can just email the Splasheo support team at

  47. Gideon Shalwick

    Oh for monetization… various options. I'm playing around with Patreon at the moment, but too early to tell. In general though, way I use YouTube is to help grow my own email database, and then making my own product and service offers from my email newsletter. In the past, that's given me about a ten times better result than just the adsense income on YouTube.

  48. Gideon Shalwick

    Have a look at my presentation here, where I talk about it in more detail: How To Become Rich And Famous On YouTube

  49. MASS Engineering

    tnx, it has just been resolved by taking too much time by itself…

  50. Rik Fox

    Get one for a fiver on fiverr

  51. Gideon Shalwick


  52. Gideon Shalwick

    Yes I think it takes a while… check again in an our or so? Somethings it hangs a bit…

  53. TheJordoMedia

    +Gideon Shalwick Ok, thank you, man- I appreciate the help! Good job on your channel, keep doing what you're doing- I subbed!

  54. ROBwithaB

    +Gideon Shalwick
    Hi Gideon
    We haven't spoken in a while. Pleased to see you're still active on here.
    I have one question for now: how do you embed the title of one of your videos in a comment so that it is a live link? (like you did in the comment just above here).
    Hope you see this and can respond.

  55. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey Rob! I just used the YouTube link for the video I think, and YouTube did the rest? Give it a go…

  56. Gideon Shalwick

    oh oops – just double checked this for you – looks like YouTube has recently removed this feature.

    See here:

    You can however still add the very same intro to your video during the editing process, before uploading to YouTube.