Set default upload settings

Upload defaults are settings that are applied to all of your web uploads according to your choices. You can choose defaults for your videos' privacy setting, category, title, tags, comments, language, and more. 

Default upload settings only affect videos uploaded through your web browser on If you upload videos through mobile, Hangout On Air, or video editor, they won’t respect your default settings.

Choose default upload settings

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Settings.
  3. Select Upload defaults.
  4. Choose your default settings across the Essentials, Extras, and Advanced tabs.
  5. Select Save.

Creator Studio Classic instructions

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  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. In the top right, select your account icon > Creator Studio.
  3. In the menu on the left, select Channel > Upload defaults.
  4. Choose your default settings.
  5. Click Save.

You can still change settings after you upload a video on the Videos page. Learn how to make changes to uploaded videos.

If you're part of the YouTube Partner Program, you can also set your ad format default and monetization default.
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