Can’t see private videos

Private videos can only be seen by people who have been invited to view the video.

Here are some possible reasons why you or somebody you’ve shared the video with aren’t able to see a private video:

  • Viewers need to have a YouTube account and be signed into it when trying to view the video.
  • If the viewer has multiple YouTube accounts, they must be signed into the account which the video has been shared with.
  • Since private videos don’t appear on a Channel page, the person will need to use the specific link to the private video. YouTube will send them an email with the link once you’ve invited them, but you can also send it yourself.