Upload Video to YouTube (Private, Public or Unlisted)

This explains how to upload a video to YouTube and change the privacy settings.

Click the plus sign below to expand the menus for directions. 

  • Step 1 - Login to YouTube or Create a New Account
    • You must have a Google Account to sign in to YouTube.  If you don't have an existing Google Account, create one using these instructions:

      1.  Navigate to YouTube.com.

      2.  Click Sign In near the top right of your screen.

      Sign In

      3.  Click Create Account.

      Create Account

      4.  Fill in the account information form to create your Google Account and click Next Step.

      Account Information Form
      5.  When you have successfully created a new account, you will see a welcome page.  Click Continue on that page to return to YouTube as a signed in user.

      Welcome page
      The SIUE ITS Help Desk does not support YouTube.  Please search YouTube's online Help Center or contact YouTube support for troubleshooting.

2.  Once logged in, click My Channel in the left navigation.

My Channel

3.  If you have not yet created a channel, you will have to agree to the terms of service on this screen.  If you have already created a channel and don't see this screen, skip to step 5.
Terms of service

4.  Click upload a video.


5.  To upload videos after you have created a channel, login to YouTube and click the upload icon in the top right corner:

Upload Icon

6.  Browse your computer to find the video you would like to upload.  Depending on how large your video file is, this could take a few minutes.  While it is uploading, you can customize your video settings.

7.  Change privacy:
Privacy Setting

  • Public videos and playlists can be seen by and shared with anyone.
  • Private videos and playlists can only be seen by you and the users you choose.
  • Unlisted videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link.
  • FeatureUnlistedPrivatePublic
    Can share URLYesNoYes
    Can be added to a channel sectionYesNoYes
    Shows up in search, related videos, and recommendationsNoNoYes
    Posted on your channelNoNoYes
    Shows in Subscriber feedNoNoYes
8.  Add the video to a playlist.  *TIP:  Create different playlists for different content (CE, Internal, etc.) and upload your videos to the different playlists/categories.  This way, you can share the link to the entire playlist with your audience so they can view all videos in that playlist.  You can also add and remove videos as needed and the audience will always have the most up-to-date information.  Otherwise, you will need to share individual video URLs with your recipients and if you decide to remove a video, the link will no longer be active.  Newly added video URLs will also need to be distributed as they are added.


9.  Configure default upload settings:

Default settings

10.  Click the Advanced Settings tab to view more settings:

advanced settings

11.  Once your video is uploaded and settings saved, you will see your list of videos on your Video Manager page.  From here, you can manage your uploaded video by clicking the Edit drop down:
Video manager

12.  The person uploading the video is responsible for making it accessible with captioning.  View the SIUE Accessibility page here:  https://www.siue.edu/its/bb/accessibility.shtml  For instructions on how to add closed captioning to a video, follow these instructions:  https://kb.siue.edu/page.php?id=72720

The SIUE ITS Help Desk does not support YouTube.  Please search YouTube's online Help Center or contact YouTube support for troubleshooting.

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Keywords:youtube, video, unlisted, upload, online, movie, mp4, gmail, you tube   Doc ID:72705
Owner:Niki G.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2017-04-18 15:10 CSTUpdated:2017-12-14 14:30 CST
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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