Upload videos

You can upload videos to YouTube in a few easy steps. Use the instructions below to upload your videos from a computer or from a mobile device.

Upload videos

The in-app camera feature is not currently available on Android Marshmallow. It's coming soon!

Use the YouTube Android app to upload videos by recording a new video or selecting an existing one:

  1. Sign in to YouTube and your desired channel.
  2. Tap the camera at the top of the home page from any navigation page.
  3. Record a new video or select an existing one to upload.
    • To record a new video: Tap the video camera icon and begin recording.
    • To select an existing video: Use the gallery to select your video.
  4. Apply optional enhancements to your video and tap Next.
  5. Adjust your video's title, description and privacy settings. You can have a title of up to 100 characters and a description of up to 5,000 characters.
  6. Tap Upload.

You can also change the type of connection used to upload videos.

  1. Go to your account icon .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Tap Uploads.
  5. Use this setting to restrict uploads to Wi-Fi only.
Sometimes we begin uploading your video while you are recording the video. We never publish a video without your consent.
Publish videos with any aspect ratio
After you publish a video, YouTube automatically changes the player to fit the video size.
  1. Don't burn in bars, as this prevents YouTube from displaying your video in the best way.
  2. Follow the steps to publish your video.
When you publish your video, YouTube will determine the best way to display the content. Whether the video is vertical, square or horizontal, the video will fit the screen.
For the best viewing experience on all devices, follow the steps above. The player automatically adjusts to the video on the YouTube mobile app and desktop.

 

'Published on' date on watch page

When you make a video public on YouTube, the 'published on' date on the watch page is based on Pacific Standard Time (PST). If you want to make a video public with a specific date on the watch page, make sure that your video is uploaded or scheduled to go public for that date in Pacific Standard Time.

You may see a different publishing date on the watch page from the one you see in your Video Manager if you:

  • Upload a public video in a time zone ahead of PST
  • Schedule a private video to go public at a specific time in a time zone ahead of PST
If you're having trouble signing in, make sure that you're using the email address associated with your Google Account.
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