Edit video settings

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.

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.
Get video editing tips for creators.

Available video settings


The title of your video.

Note: Video titles have a character limit of 100 characters and cannot include invalid characters.


Info that shows below your video. For video attributions, use the following format: [Channel Name] [Video Title] [Video ID]

For corrections in your video, add “Correction:” or “Corrections:” Correction or Corrections must be in English regardless of the language of the video or the rest of the description. On a separate line, you can add the timestamp and explanation of your correction. For example:


0:35 Reason for correction

This section should appear after any video chapters. When your audience watches your video, a View Corrections info card will appear.

For formatted text in your descriptions, select bold, italicize, or strikethrough from the options at the bottom of the description box.

Video descriptions have a character limit of 5,000 characters and cannot include invalid characters.

Note: If the channel has any active strikes, or if the content may be inappropriate to some viewers, the corrections feature won't be available.

Thumbnail The image viewers will view 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 certain audiences.

A video from your channel that is a clickable link in the Shorts player to help direct viewers from your Shorts to your other YouTube content. 

With advanced feature access, you can edit Shorts to include a link to a video from your channel. Videos, Shorts and Live content can be linked.

Note: The video you select has to be public or unlisted and must follow our Community Guidelines.

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.
Altered content To follow YouTube’s policy, you’re required to tell us if your content is altered or synthetic and seems real. Learn more on how to disclose use of altered or synthetic content.
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.

Featured places Featured places (when available and eligible) uses destinations you have prominently highlighted in your description, video transcript and video frames to highlight key places in a carousel in the description of your video. To opt out of automatic Featured places, unselect the 'Allow automatic Featured places' checkbox. Note: Featured places doesn’t use your device location data or affect what ads are shown in your video (if you’re monetizing).

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 remixing Allow others to create Shorts using the audio of your video.

Select a category so viewers can find your video more easily. For Education, you can choose the following options:

  • Type: Select activity, concept overview, how-to, lecture, problem walkthrough, real life application, science experiment, tips, or other as your education type.
  • Problems: Add the timestamp and the question that is answered in your video. Note: this option is only available for the problem walkthrough education type.
  • Academic system:  Select the country/region that your video aligns to. This allows you to further specify the level and exam, course, or academic standard. Note: This may be automatically selected based on your channel’s default country/region.
  • Level: Choose the level for your video, such as Grade 9 or advanced.
  • Exam, course, or standard: Search our database to add an academic standard, exam, or course that relates to your video.
Comments and ratings Choose whether viewers can leave comments on the video. Choose whether viewers can find 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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