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YouTube demystifies the “processing” wait.

Every so often, there’s a video that our video team finishes just minutes before it has to go live. You export the final version, start the upload to YouTube, the “processing” icon appears… and then you wait.

And wait.

And wait.

Not knowing when it will be ready for your audience in that crispy 4K resolution.

Starting today, you won’t need to guess how much time is left. YouTube is going to let you know much time is left for processing different video quality levels.