Edit video settings

Changes to video attributions: The view attributions page will be discontinued after September 2021 due to limited usage. You can still add attribution to your videos by updating your video description.

After you upload a video, you can change your video details in YouTube Studio. Change everything from your video's title to caption and comment settings. Learn how to make bulk changes to videos.

You can also edit video settings with the YouTube Studio app on your mobile device.

Edit video details

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left menu, select Content.
  3. Click a video’s title or thumbnail.
  4. Set the video’s settings and select Save.

Available video settings

Title The title of your video. This field is required.

Info that shows below your video. For video attributions, use the following format:

[Channel Name]|[Video Title]|[Video ID]

Thumbnail The image viewers will see before clicking your video.
Playlist Add your video to one of your existing playlists, or create a playlist.
Audience To comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), you’re required to tell us whether your videos are made for kids.
Age restriction Age-restrict videos that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

At the bottom of the Details page, select SHOW MORE to choose your advanced settings.

Paid promotion Let viewers and YouTube know that your video has a paid promotion.
Automatic chapters

You can add video chapter titles and timestamps to your videos to make them easier to watch. You can create your own video chapters or use the automatically generated chapters by checking the 'Allow automatic chapters (when available and eligible)' checkbox.

Any video chapters entered will override auto generated video chapters.


Add descriptive keywords to help correct search mistakes.

Tags can be useful if the content of your video is commonly misspelled. Otherwise, tags play a minimal role in your video's discovery.

Language and caption certification Choose the original video language and caption certification.
Recording date and location Enter the date the video was recorded and the location where your video was filmed.
License and distribution Select if your video can be embedded on a different website. Indicate if you’d like to send notifications to your subscribers for your new video.
Shorts permissions Allow others to create Shorts using the audio of your video.
Category Select the category of your video, such as education or comedy.
Comments and ratings Choose whether viewers can leave comments on the video. Choose whether viewers can see how many likes are on your video.
Visibility Choose the privacy settings of your video to control where your video can appear and who can watch it.
Subtitles and captions Add subtitles and captions to your video to reach a broader audience. 
End screen Add visual elements to the end of your video. Your video must be 25 seconds or longer to add an end screen. 
Cards Add interactive content to your video.
If you want to note that the video is about a specific game, you can select the "Gaming" category and add the title in the video's advanced settings. 

Watch how to edit video settings

Check out the following video from the YouTube Creators channel on how to edit video settings.

Edit Video Settings with YouTube Studio

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