Change video privacy settings

Update the privacy settings of your video to control where your video can appear and who can watch it.

Change video privacy settings

  1. Sign in to the YouTube app on your Android device.
  2. Tap Library and then Your videos .
  3. Next to the video that you want to change, tap More More and then Edit.
  4. Tap the Privacy setting, and choose between Public, Private and Unlisted.
  5. Tap the SAVE button at the top to save changes.

About privacy settings

Public videos

Public videos can be seen by anyone at YouTube. They can also be shared with anyone using YouTube. They're posted on your channel when you upload them and appear in search results and related video lists.

Private videos

Private videos and playlists can only be seen by you and the people who you choose. Your private videos won't appear in the Videos tab of your channel homepage. They also won't appear in YouTube's search results. YouTube systems and human reviewers may review private videos for ad suitability, copyright and other abuse prevention mechanisms.

To share a private video:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Content.
  3. Click the video that you'd like to edit.
  4. Click the Visibility box and select Share privately.
  5. Enter the email addresses of people who you'd like to share your video with, then select SAVE.

Comments are not available on private videos. If you want to allow comments on a video that's not publicly available, change the privacy setting to unlisted.

Unlisted videos

Unlisted videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link. Your unlisted videos won't appear in the Videos tab of your channel homepage. They won't appear in YouTube's search results unless someone adds your unlisted video to a public playlist.

You can share an unlisted video's URL with other people. The people who you share the video with don't need a Google Account to see the video. Anyone with the link can also reshare it.


Feature Private Unlisted Public
Can share URL No Yes Yes
Can be added to a channel section No Yes Yes
Appears in search, related videos and recommendations No No Yes
Posted on your channel No No Yes
Shows in subscriber feed No No Yes
Can be commented on No Yes Yes
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?