How to Verify Your YouTube Account
Question: Why should I verify my account before uploading custom thumbnails?
According to YouTube Terms of Service, you must have a verified account if you want to upload custom thumbnails and videos longer than 15 minutes.
Open Safari or any browser on your phone
Go to youtube.com
Choose the Desktop Mode
Go to your Creator Studio
Choose the “CHANNEL”option
Now “Custom thumbnails” and other features are not enabled
Click on “Verify” button
Select the country you are in and pick if you want to get a phone call or a text message.
If you prefer text, select “Text me the verification code” and enter your phone number and tap “Submit”
Enter the code you receive and tap “Submit”
Now your YouTube account is verified!
Go to your Creator Studio to see if the features are accessed
Now we have a verified account and can use more features