How to Use the New Cards Feature in YouTube

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In my post today, I am going to teach you How to use the new CARDS feature in YouTube

The new cards feature in YouTube is something I accidentally came across the other while uploading some of my office's Virtual Tours in Tarpon Springs FL. So with one of my Virtual Tours in Tarpon Springs FL as an example, I am going to show you how simple this feature is to use

My example video for this challenge is You can see how to use the new CARDS feature in YouTube around the 2 minute mark or so.


Step One - Log into (or get) a youtube account


Step Two - Upload a video to your youtube account. If you are not using video marketing for real estate, then you are probably missing a lot of free buyer leads.  Even if you don't want to speak in front of a camera, virtual tours are a form of video marketing for real estate (and the most powerful one)

Step Three - After uploading video and adding correct title, tags and an awesome description, go into the video the same way that a consumer would.  As you are signed into your account, you will see a series of six buttons at the bottom left of your video. Click on the round circle with a "I" in the middle (See screenshot below)

New cards feature in YouTube

Step Four - Doing step three, you will be presented with the new cards feature in YouTube. Click blue button on right that says "Add Card" You will then be presented with four options (Note: this may change in the future to more options or less options),


Step Five - Choose the appropriate card that is right for you.  Most of us will us "Associated website" or "Video or Playlist"

New cards feature in YouTube

Choose and insert which one that applies to you.  Note that the if you use new cards feature in YouTube to direct to a website.  That website MUST be associated with your Youtube Account.  It wont work any other way.  See my two screen shots here to learn more on this part of how to use the new cards feature in YouTube.

New cards feature in YouTube

New cards feature in YouTube New cards feature in YouTube


A common question I have heard about how to use the new cards feature in YouTube is how many cards can be in one video -- The answer is Five (5) as of right now

A great example of how to use the new cards feature in YouTube is with a virtual tour.  You can put other virtual tours of homes in the same area, city, zip code, or farm area with that particular video. (How cool is that?!)

So, now you know.  Go forth, live long and prosper, and write lots of deals with your new found knowledge of how to use the new cards feature in YouTube.

If you found this post to be informative, please reshare, retweet, repin, smash, buffer, etc with others.  It really helps me out.  Also, maybe suggest this as a feature post to the ActiveRain Gods/Goddesses


Posted by

Chuck Ward
Transaction Coordinator and Business Development
ReMax Bay to Bay
Office: 813-259-0000 x7017







Comments (35)

Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate/ PECO
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker Results Real Estate/Leasing Specialist PECO

I just did this to a new video I put together today.  Thank you! Love learning new tricks and things to do.  I had no idea what the add card feature was! 

Mar 19, 2015 07:20 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Chuck, that's awesome!  I always upload an image of my business card as the last frame on my YoutTube videos but with this new feature that won't be necessary anymore.  Thanks for sharing!

Mar 19, 2015 09:10 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Chuck, this is a great new fature and great for when you are farming an area.

Mar 19, 2015 01:16 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chuck Ward Local Video Marketing - wow!

Thanks for sharing this new feature that adds to our marketing resources.

Mar 19, 2015 02:15 PM
Michael Blue
Home Smart Realty West - Encinitas, CA
REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad

Well call me stupid, I've read and reread to find out what cards are? I'm not sure but thank you for showing me where to find a card. Perhaps for someone I will send a birthday card.

Mar 19, 2015 05:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Never heard of this before I read your post. Thanks so much. Have bookmarked to go back to and practise.

Mar 19, 2015 10:16 PM
Doug Rogers
RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals - Alexandria, LA
Your Real Estate Resource!

Thanks for the insight Chuck! Will have to "borrow" this idea.

Mar 19, 2015 10:51 PM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

Amazing Chuck Ward Local Video Marketing thanks for the video update on You Tube!

Mar 19, 2015 11:40 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Chuck Ward Local Video Marketing ,  Thanks for bringing this to our atention.  I had no idea.

Mar 20, 2015 01:08 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Chuck  I hadn't heard of this feature.  Thank you for the info and show and tell on how to use it.

Mar 20, 2015 01:49 PM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

This is a perfect example of the many things a subscriber can learn from a colleague on ActiveRain!

Mar 20, 2015 02:13 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Chuck -- Hannah Williams' reblog brought me here today.  Bookmarked your post - excellent info.

Mar 20, 2015 11:24 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Thanks for sharing this information.  I did not know about this but will be checking it out.  Have a happy Spring Day!

Mar 21, 2015 04:43 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

I found this on Hannah Williams' re-blog, so I must thank you and her! I have to bookmark this. 

Good to see this featured!

Mar 21, 2015 05:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

What I learned

Mar 21, 2015 11:48 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Chuck,

I came over from reading Kathy Streib's "Ah-Ha" moments for the week! Excellent..I have this book marked..thanks for sharing!

Mar 21, 2015 10:56 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Thanks to Kathy, I did not miss your post this week!  Thanks for sharing!

Mar 22, 2015 12:54 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

Thanks for the tip. I did it on one video. Gonna hafta "refine my technique" a bit....

Mar 22, 2015 01:44 PM
Chuck Ward Local Video Marketing
Florida Mobile Fusion Mobile, Marketing, Local SEO - Tampa, FL
SMS Marketing, Google Plus Local Pages

Hey everyone, I will try to make a tutorial about this more this week if my schedule allows, but it there is something you want to know (maybe you have a specific question about the cards feature, maybe you can let me know the question so that I can try to answer it


Thanks everyone for all the kinds words and the new followers/friends -- if you have a YT channel link, please post so that we can follow one another

Mar 23, 2015 12:02 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Chuck, thanks I just saw this on YouTube and your information is helpful.

Mar 27, 2015 08:25 AM