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

While you’re uploading a video, you'll see a “Tags” section where you can add your tags. 

Uploaded videos

To add tags to an existing video, visit YouTube Studio and click the title or thumbnail of the video you’d like to edit. Add tags in the “Tags” box and Save changes.

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


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