Upload YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts is a way for anyone to turn an idea into a chance to connect with new audiences anywhere in the world. Using YouTube’s Shorts creation tools, you can upload a short-form vertical video as a Short.

YouTube Shorts

Upload Shorts

To upload a Short from a computer:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the top-right corner, click CREATE and then Upload videos .
  3. Select a short-video file:
  4. (Optional) Include #Shorts in the title or description to help our system recommend your short videos across YouTube.

You can choose up to 15 short videos at a time, but be sure to click EDIT DRAFT to complete your video details before publishing. Learn more about video settings.

Looking for pointers before uploading your first Short? Check out Shorts upload tips.

Note: The default video privacy setting for creators aged 13–17 is private. If you’re 18 or older, your default video privacy setting is set to public. Everyone can change this setting to make their video public, private, or unlisted.

If you upload a short video you’ve created elsewhere, make sure that any copyright-protected material you’ve used is approved for your use on YouTube. Using copyright-protected material could lead to you getting a Content ID claim. Also if a copyright owner, artist’s label, or distributor sends us a valid and complete copyright takedown notice against your short video, it may be removed, and you could get a copyright strike.

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