Translate your own video titles & descriptions

You can add translated video titles and descriptions to your videos so your fans can find your videos in their own language. Translating your videos makes them more accessible to viewers outside of your home country/region and helps you build a global audience.

Use the tools below to have your video's title and description show in the right language to the right users. If you use YouTube's Content Manager to manage claimed content, you can upload a CSV file to localize video titles and descriptions.

Translate titles and descriptions

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left Menu, select Subtitles.
  3. Select a video.
  4. If you haven’t selected the language for a video, you’ll be asked to choose the language and Confirm.
  5. Select Add language and select the language you’d like to translate to.
  6. Under “Title & description”, select Add.
  7. Enter the translated title and description, and select Publish.
Creator Studio Classic instructions 

First, go to your channel's Video Manager:

  1. Click your profile picture  in the top corner.
  2. Select Creator Studio.
  3. On the left, click Video Manager.
  4. Next to the video you want to add a translated title and description to, click the drop down beside "Edit" and then Info and Settings.
  5. Under the video, click the Translations tab.
  6. Click the box under Original language to set the video's language.
    • Tip: The "original language" should be the language you want to set as the default for video metadata and packaging, such as title and description.
    • Tip: Checking the box next to "Default for new uploads." sets the language as your default.
  7. Under Translate into, select or add the language you want to add your translated title and description in.
  8. Enter the translated title and description and click Save changes.

Note: In Advanced Settings, the language should refer to the language spoken in the video.

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