What Does ft. Mean on YouTube

Have you ever seen the abbreviation “ft.” in a YouTube video or song title? It may confuse you sometimes as ft. and ft look similar. But these two carry different meanings. Like, ft without a dot means feet or foot, a sign of measurement. 

In this guide, you’ll know what ft. means in a YouTube music video title, why it’s used and how to use it on your video. 

What does ft. Mean on YouTube?

ft. means featuring on YouTube. If you notice the abbreviation ft. in the title of a YouTube music video, it means an artist collaborates with another artist. 

The first name of the song title belongs to the main artist and the name after ft. is the second artist invited in the video. 

For example, the “End Game” song is by Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran. So, you can see “Taylor Swift- End Game ft. Ed Sheeran” in that music video title on YouTube.

But keep in mind that “ft.” and “ft” are not the same. “ft.” stands for featuring in music videos, whereas ft (without dot) indicates foot or feet. 

In some video titles, you can also see “feat”, which also means featuring. Ft. and feat both can be used interchangeably.

How to Use ft. on YouTube Video Title?

If you make a video with your friends or another YouTuber, you can use ft. in the YouTube video title.

It means ft. is not only for a song video but also can be used when there’s a collaboration in a YouTube video.

For example, if you make a fashion vlog with a friend, the video title will be “Fashion Vlog ft. Your Friend’s Name”.

It’s basically the way to give credits to the partner who collaborates with you. To give them more recognition, add their social media links in the video description. So, your viewers can reach them and check out their content.

Why Should You Use ft. on YouTube Videos?

You use ft. on YouTube videos to give someone credit who is collaborating with you on the video. It’s a gesture to show gratitude and decency towards that person/artist.

For example, if a YouTuber named Henry is collaborating with you for a cooking video, add “ft. Henry” at your video title. In this way, your viewers can know about him. It’ll help your collaborators to gain new followers and increase their audience.

Meanwhile, if the person is on your video for very little time, using ft. may not be necessary. In such cases, they’re referred to as “cameo”, not featuring.

What does ft. Mean Before a Name?

ft. before a name means featuring that person in the video. 

When someone collaborates with you on a YouTube video, use ft. before their name to give them credit.

This abbreviation, ft., can be used in any video where some form of collaboration is present. Whether it’s a music video, vlog, DIY or tutorial video, featuring the guest persons by using ft. gives them exposure.

However, remember, you cannot use ft. on a video title with a single person in it.

Example of Sentences or Video Titles using ft.

Are you wondering how to use ft. in a sentence or video title? Then, let’s take a look at the examples below to understand: 

  • Audio Story ft. Joseph
  • Rapid-fire ft. Roger 
  • Food Vlogs ft. Morgan
  • Motivational talks ft. Christopher

Some popular music videos using ft. are:

  • Justin Bieber- Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar
  • Eminem- love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
  • Selene Gomez- Fetish ft. Gucci Mane

Conclusion

To conclude, using ft. is a decent gesture to credit a person who collaborates with you in your video. You can use ft. in any kind of video, including music videos. 

Additionally, you can use “feat.” instead of “ft.”. Although the choice is yours, it’s better to use ft. for a compact title.  

About Ady Wilson

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