Navigate YouTube Studio

YouTube Studio is the new home for creators. You can manage your presence, grow your channel, interact with your audience, and make money all in one place. Learn how to perform common creator tasks in YouTube Studio.

Creator Studio is going away soon, but you can temporarily go back by selecting Creator Studio Classic from the left menu. 

Open YouTube Studio

Go directly to or follow these steps to get to YouTube Studio: 

  1. Sign in to your channel.
  2. In the top right, select your profile picture .
  3. Select YouTube Studio (beta).​

Get around

Use the top of the screen in YouTube Studio to:

  •  Search your videos and go directly to a video detail page 
  •  Upload a new video or go live
  •  Get help
  •  Visit your channel, return to YouTube, switch accounts, or sign out

Manage your channel

Use the left menu to manage your videos and channel.

  • Dashboard: Get a high-level overview of recent activity on your channel, along with what's new on YouTube. 
  • Videos: Find an overview of your videos and livestreams.
  • Analytics: Monitor the performance of your channel and videos with metrics and reports.
  • Comments: View and reply to comments on your videos. 
  • Monetization: (If eligible) Update merchandise and memberships settings.
  • Other features: Find other channel-level features that are still being redesigned in YouTube Studio.

Manage your videos

In YouTube Studio, you’ll see different tabs in the left menu depending on whether you’re viewing your entire channel, or a specific video. To manage a specific video, visit the Videos page and click on the video's title or thumbnail. You can also use the search bar to find a video.

  • Details: Make changes to your video’s title, description, and settings.
  • Analytics: See metrics only available at the video level, like audience retention.
  • Editor: Trim your videos and add end screens.
  • Comments: View and reply to comments on that video.
  • Subtitles: Add translated titles and descriptions to your videos.
  • Other features: Find other video-level features that are still being redesigned in YouTube Studio.

 Navigation tips

Switch between the video and channel levels

Some tools, like the video editor, only appear when you’ve selected a specific video. To see more options, try switching between the channel and video levels.

To view options at the video level, click on a video's title or thumbnail. To return to the channel level, select the back arrow in the top-left corner of YouTube Studio.

Quickly open your channel or video

To open your channel page, click your channel icon in the top-left corner of YouTube Studio.
If you’re editing an individual video, you’ll see the video thumbnail instead. To quickly open your video’s watch page, click this video thumbnail.

Search for your videos

To find videos quickly, use the search bar at the top of YouTube Studio. You can also find videos on the Videos page.  

Hover over items to see more options

Play , analytics , and menu  icons will occasionally show when hovering over certain information in YouTube Studio.

  •  Play icons allow you to quickly view your video on YouTube.
  • Analytics icons let you jump to a particular video’s analytics.
  •  Menu icons reveal a number of actions you can take.

Get the latest updates

Select What’s new in the left menu to learn about recent updates to YouTube Studio. Check the Dashboard for updates from the YouTube Creators channel and the Creator Academy.

Get help

At the top of the screen, select Help .

Send feedback

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the left menu, select Send feedback.
  3. Type in your feedback and select Send.
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