Upload videos from mobile devices

Want to upload a video you've recorded on your mobile device? If you have an Android or iOS device, you can use the YouTube App or YouTube Capture. For other devices, use email or MMS.

Upload from Android devices

The easiest way to upload videos from an Android device is to use the YouTube app. However, if you'd like, you can also upload the video by emailing the video (instructions are in the section below).

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Open the Guide and navigate to Uploads.
  3. Touch the Upload icon at the top of the screen.
  4. Select the video you want to upload.
  5. Adjust the title, description, tags and privacy settings of your video.
  6. Touch the Upload icon.

Tip: Go to Settings > Uploads to modify the type of connection used to upload videos. Use this setting to restrict uploads to Wi-Fi only.

Upload from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices

The easiest way to upload videos from an iOS device is to download and use the YouTube Capture app. For more information about using YouTube Capture, visit the YouTube Capture help topic.

You can also upload videos to YouTube directly from the iOS Photos app.

If you're seeing a 'Could not publish' video error when uploading from the iOS Photos app, make sure you're signed into a YouTube account with a channel. To create a channel, visit m.youtube.com/create_channel.

If you're having trouble signing in, make sure you're using the email address associated with your YouTube account.

If you recently connected your channel with a Google+ page, learn how to upload videos to your channel.

Upload using email or Multimedia Messaging (MMS)

Here's how to send the video from your device to a special email address that's provided with your YouTube account.

Part 1: Find your unique email address for uploading videos

  1. On a desktop computer, visit your YouTube Settings.
  2. Under the "Account Information" section, find "Mobile uploads". You'll see an email address that looks something like 111111111111@m.youtube.com.
    Don't see an email address? Click the Create Mobile Profile button and enter the information required. Click the Create Profile button to create an email address.

Part 2: Upload the video

To upload the video, email the video to the address you found in Part 1. You'll receive a confirmation SMS or email letting you know the video was successfully uploaded.

You can edit the video and its settings by visiting YouTube on a desktop computer.