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.

Use the YouTube iOS 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.
  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.
  6. Tap Upload.

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

  1. Go to your account icon .
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Go to "Uploads" section.

Sometimes we begin uploading your video while you are recording the video. We never publish a video without your consent.

"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 than the one you see in your Video Manager if you:

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