How to put a video on YouTube

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Have you recorded a really cool video and want to post it on YouTube but have never uploaded it before? Have you taken a funny shoot with your smartphone and would like to show it to everyone, putting it on the most famous video site in the world? Although it may seem complicated to you, it is actually very simple: in this guide we will walk you through how to put a video on Youtube from both PC and smartphone.

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How to put a video on YouTube

Youtube is the most famous video sharing and viewing platform in the world, on which around 432.000 hours of video are posted per day, a truly frightening figure.

The real strength of this site is the sharing by all users of multimedia content, so many people like you who publish their videos daily.

If so many ordinary people can upload videos to Youtube, then why can't you too? In the next few paragraphs you will find that, in reality, it really is a breeze!

How to upload a video from a PC

The first thing you need to know is that, in order to upload a video to YouTube, you need to have a Google account: if you have an Android smartphone, then you will probably already be registered on the site, otherwise you will have to do so, but don't worry, it is not a lengthy procedure.

To upload, start by logging into the YouTube site, obviously by entering your Google credentials and then click on the Upload button, located at the top right of the page.

At this point, you will find yourself in the upload page: before uploading the file, select the privacy level that the video must have, by opening the drop-down menu in the center of the page: the content can be Public, Private, Not in the list, if you intend to make it public but not searchable, or Scheduled, if you want to make it accessible only on certain days and / or timetables.

Once this parameter has been established, you have two ways to upload your file: you can drag your video, which you have previously saved on your computer, into the upload box or you can upload it by clicking on the Select files to upload button.

You can also upload a video that is already present in your Google Photos account, simply by selecting the Import button next to the logo, located on the right.

The upload of the file depends on the speed of the connection you have available and on the size of the file itself: in the meantime while you are waiting for the upload, you can enter all the information, such as the title, description and tags, in addition to the more advanced ones such as the category, restrictions on comments and parameters related to embedding the video on other sites.

How to upload a video from a smartphone

If, on the other hand, you prefer to use your smartphone, both to record videos and to upload them, then you can use the Youtube app, available for both Android and iOS.

Many youtubers prefer this way of uploading, but surely you are wondering how do you put a YouTube video from your mobile?

Once the app is installed, all you have to do is launch it and tap Allow access, to allow it to access your multimedia content on your smartphone, then by selecting the Upload item, you can access your gallery and upload the your video.

Furthermore, you can also record the video directly from the Youtube app and share it instantly, by pressing the camera-shaped button, tapping on Record and then pressing the red button to start recording.

Finally, through the editor, you can crop the video image and edit it, set the privacy level and add a backing track before publishing it permanently on YouTube.

Warnings and suggestions

As you probably already know, it's not possible to post photos or videos on Youtube that are copyrighted, so be very careful before uploading content: you could risk removing the content and reporting the channel.

The maximum upload provided by the site is 15 minutes but it is possible to increase it by verifying your phone number: once you have entered the upload section, select the item Increase your limit, confirm the code you will receive by SMS and you will have the possibility to upload videos with a maximum duration of 11 hours and / or a weight of 128 Gb.

In addition to uploading, you can also perform a live recording from both the computer and the smartphone: in the first case, just click on the Start button, located under the Live streaming item, while in the second, tap the camera icon and then , select the item Broadcast live

How to put a video on YouTube: Conclusions

We hope this guide on how to put a video on YouTube has really unlocked all the mysteries and helped you make your first upload or your first live stream.

This, however, is not the only tutorial regarding YouTube, if you have time we recommend that you read these other guides:
How to make stories on YouTube
How to hide subscribers on YouTube
How to report a YouTube channel

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