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Schedule video publish time

This feature is only available to YouTube Partner Program participants.

You can use scheduled publishing to schedule a private video to go public at a specific time.

You have to first set the video as "scheduled" or "private" on the upload page. Then, you can set the date, time, and time zone that you want your video to be published. The video will stay private until the scheduled time. 

Schedule a video to publish later

To schedule a video's publication time, you have to first set the video as "scheduled" or "private" on the upload page.

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account.
  2. In the top right, click Upload.
  3. On the upload page, select the privacy drop-down menu, and select Scheduled or Private.
  4. Upload the video using the upload instructions. Your video will begin processing.
  5. In the Basic info window, set the date, time, and time zone that you want your video to be published. You can also add a message to subscribers here.
  6. At the top of the screen, click the Publish button to confirm scheduled publication. The video will stay private until the scheduled time.

Edit scheduled publication time

You can change the scheduled publish time or publish the video right away.

  1. Sign in to your YouTube account.
  2. In the top right, click your account icon > Creator Studio.
  3. Click Video Manager > Videos. Next to the video, you'll see Scheduled.
  4.  Next to the scheduled video, click Edit > Info and Settings.
  5. In the Basic info tab, you can adjust the scheduled publish time or change the video to Public to publish it immediately.
  6. At the top right, click Save changes.

 

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