Schedule video publish time

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

Schedule a video to be published 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 YouTube Studio.
  2. In the top right-hand corner, click CREATE and then Upload video.
  3. Select the file that you'd like to upload and enter your video details.
  4. On the 'Visibility' tab, select Schedule​.
  5. Set the date, time and time zone that you want your video to be published.
  6. Select Schedule.

Edit scheduled publication time

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

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Videos.
  3. Select the drop-down on the video that you want to edit in the 'Visibility' column.
    • To change the scheduled publish time, make sure that the visibility is Private, choose the new time under 'Schedule', and then Schedule.
    • To publish the video immediately, set the visibility to Public and Save.

Date on watch page

When you make a video public on YouTube, the date on the watch page is based on Pacific Standard Time (PST). If you want a certain date to show beneath your video, upload your video on that date. Alternatively, schedule it to go public on that date, in Pacific Standard Time.

You may see a different date on the watch page to the one that you see in you see in YouTube Studio if you:

  • Upload a public video in a time zone ahead of PST.
  • Schedule a private video to go public at a specific time in a time zone ahead of PST
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