Do you want to start using YouTube but are not sure how to upload your first video? If you recorded with your smartphone, you can upload your video directly to your YouTube channel from your iPhone or Android device. That’s how.
How to upload a video to YouTube on a mobile device
To upload a video to YouTube from your iPhone or Android phone, you will need the official YouTube app on your phone. Download and install the application on your iPhone or telephone Android , if you haven’t already.
Launch the YouTube app on your phone and log into your YouTube (Google) account. Then, from the bar at the bottom of the application, select the “+” (plus) sign.
YouTube will open a “Create” menu. Select “Upload a video” in this menu.
Note: If you want make a YouTube short , tap the “Create a short” option. Or, if you want to stream a video, tap the “Go Live” option.
You will now see a “Upload” screen showing all the videos on your phone. Here, touch the video that you would like to upload to YouTube. Then when the video starts to play, tap “Next” in the upper right corner of the app.
Note: If YouTube asks to access your phone’s gallery, tap the “Allow access” option so that it can access your videos.
You are now on the “Add Details” screen. Here, tap on the “Title” field and enter a title for your video. Tap “Add Description” and add a description to your video.
Then tap on “Audience” to choose who can see your video on YouTube.
In the “Set Visibility” screen that opens, select one of these visibility options for your video:
- Public – This allows any YouTube user to view your video.
- Not listed – With this option, only the people you share your video link with can view the video.
- Private – Only you and the people you choose can view the video.
If you want to post your video on YouTube at a specific time On the same “Set Visibility” screen, touch the “Schedule” option.
Tap the date and time drop-down box and choose a date and time for your video to launch. Once done, tap on the back arrow icon in the upper left corner of the app.
Go back to the “Add details” screen, tap on “Location” and add a location to your video. If you want add your video to a playlist , tap the “Add to Playlists” option.
Then, in the upper right corner of the application, select “Next”.
You have now reached the “Select Audience” page. Here, you will define who your video is made for.
If your video is intended for children, select the “Yes, it is made for children” option. Otherwise, select the option “No, it is not made for children.” See YouTube page to find out if your video is considered kid-friendly.
If you choose ‘No, it is not made for children’, specify more options by tapping ‘Age restriction (advanced)’. Then, in the upper right corner of the application, tap “Upload”.
Your video will start uploading to YouTube. When you’re done, you can find your uploaded videos in the Library> Your Videos section of the YouTube app.
There are several things that can make your video stand out on YouTube. Check out our guide of how to make a good youtube video to learn some of the tips for making videos.