How to upload a video to YouTube

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You are looking for a guide that will explain you in detail how to upload a video to youtube? Very well, you found it! In this tutorial we are going to show you in detail the instructions to be able to succeed in your intent. This is not a long or complex procedure: in a few simple steps you will have reached your goal. Make yourself comfortable and read the next few lines carefully: once you have finished reading, you will have a clearer picture of what you need to do. Are you ready? Perfect, let's go!

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How to upload a video to YouTube

Do you want to share your videos with others by uploading them to YouTube? The free service allows you to publish your clips quickly and easily. If you don't know how to upload a video to youtube, you are in the right place at the right time: in the next paragraphs we will analyze all the steps to follow to publish a video on the popular social network owned by Google.

As we said above, you don't have to worry too much: the operations to be carried out are anything but difficult or boring. It only takes a few minutes of your attention and concentration and your movie will be uploaded to YouTube. But let's not dwell further: here are our tips!

Procedure to PC

To publish one of your videos on YouTube it is essential to specify that first of all you need to have a Google account. Therefore, first of all connected to the official YouTube site, click on the "Login" button located at the top right, and at this point log in to your Google account.

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. At this point fill out the form that is shown to you by entering the title, description and tag to associate with the movie. Arrived here, presses the button "Public". Uploading the file depends on the speed of the connection you have available and the size of the file itself.

Procedure to smartphone

If you are going to upload your video directly from your smartphone, you need to use theYouTube app available for both Android and iOS. This is a method particularly used by YouTubers, but also appreciated in general by all those who do not want to turn on the computer.

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

In addition, 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.

How to upload a video to YouTube: conclusions

You should now have a complete and comprehensive overview of how to upload a video to youtube. Before leaving you, however, we want to give you some further practical information. First of all, we remind you that it is forbidden to publish copyrighted videos on the platform. If you do, the uploaded content may be removed and your channel reported.

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”.

We just have to give you an appointment at the next one, hoping that our guide has been useful to you. We have published other articles related to the topic, so you may also be interested in:
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