How to upload a video to YouTube

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

YouTubeYouTube has a staggering number of videos for users to watch, including anything from how to fix your dryer to the latest gadget reviews and cat videos. It can also be a great place to upload your videos for others to watch. To do so, follow the steps below.

Note: You cannot upload videos to YouTube without an account. If you don't have one, visit our page on how to create a YouTube account.

How to upload your videos to YouTube

  1. Go to the YouTube website and click the YouTube sign in button button in the upper-right hand corner (if you're not already signed into your YouTube account).
  2. Click the Upload icon YouTube upload icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. On the next page, look for the upload section, as shown in the following image.

YouTube upload box

Tip: You can set your video's privacy setting by clicking the down arrow in the YouTube upload privacy button button.

  1. Click the Select files to upload button, or drag-and-drop the video.

Tip: You can also upload videos from Google Photos by clicking YouTube import button next to Google Photos logo in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

  1. While your video uploads, you can add a description, tags and finalize your privacy settings.
  2. Once you're done, click the YouTube upload publish button button in the upper right-hand corner.