Add tags to your YouTube videos

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 info 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.

Add YouTube video 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 "Details" section of the upload flow, click MORE OPTIONS and add your tags. 

Uploaded videos

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content and select your video.
  3. Click SHOW MORE and 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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