Add tags to videos

About tags

Tags are descriptive keywords you can add to your video to help viewers find your content. Your video’s title, thumbnail, and description are more important pieces of metadata for your video’s discovery. These main pieces of information help viewers decide which videos to watch. 
Tags can be useful if the content of your video is commonly misspelled. Otherwise, tags play a minimal role in your video's discovery.
Note: Adding excessive tags to your video description is against our policies on spam, deceptive practices, and scams. Get tips on writing effective tags and descriptions.

Add tags 

New videos

  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.
  4. In the upload flow, click MORE OPTIONS and add your tags. 

Uploaded videos

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos and select your video.
  3. Add your tags. 

You can also edit tags on mobile in the YouTube app. Learn how to edit uploaded videos on mobile.

 

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