When you upload a video, by default it’s set as a “Public” video, which means that anybody can view it. You can easily change the privacy settings while you’re uploading the video in the “Privacy Settings” section. Or, if you’ve already uploaded the video, you can change the privacy settings by following the steps below:
- Visit your Video Manager.
- Find the video you’d like to change, then click the Edit button.
- In the “Privacy Settings” drop-down menu, select Public, Unlisted, or, Private.
- Click Save changes.
A private video can only be seen by you and up to 50 other people who you invite to view the video. The video won’t appear on your channel, search results, or playlists and will be invisible to other users.
When you set your video to “Private”, you’ll see a field under the “Privacy Settings” drop-down menu where you can add the YouTube usernames or email addresses of the people you’d like to share the video with. Note that they’ll need to have a YouTube account in order to see the video.Sharing differences if you use your Google+ identity on YouTube
Making a video unlisted means that only people who have the link to the video can view it. Unlisted videos won’t appear in any of YouTube's public spaces, like your channel, search results, or the homepage.
However, your video could appear elsewhere on the web if anyone who knows the video’s link shares it. For example, more people can see the video if somebody with whom you share the video goes on to share the video through an email or posts it on a blog.
To share an unlisted video, just share the link with the people who you’d like to have access to it, and they’ll then be able to see it. The people you share the video with do not need to have a YouTube account to see the video, unlike private videos.Problems creating unlisted videos