RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 27, 2021
Do you have videos on your smartphone that you want to upload to YouTube but not sure how to do this? If you have recorded videos with your smartphone, you can upload them directly to your YouTube channel from your iPhone or Android device. Let’s see how this is done.
This is for iPhone and Android
First, to upload a video to YouTube from your iPhone or Android device, you will need the official YouTube app on your phone. Download and install the app on your iPhone or Android device, if you have not already done so. To search for the app on an iPhone, go to your very first screen, the Spotlight Search, and type in “YouTube” to locate the app.
Uploading a Video
Next, launch the YouTube app on your phone and log in to your YouTube (Google) account. Then, from the bar at the bottom of the app, select the “+” (plus) sign. Refer to below image:
Now, YouTube will open a Create menu. Select Upload a video from this menu. Note! If you want to make a YouTube Short, tap the Create a Short option, or, to stream a video, tap the Go live option. See below image:
Next, you will see an Upload screen that displays all your phone’s videos. Here, tap the video that you would like to upload to YouTube. Then, when the video begins to play, tap NEXT at the top-right corner of the app. See following image:
Now, you are on the Add details screen. Here, tap the Title field and enter a title for your video. Then tap Public to choose who can watch your video on YouTube. Refer to below image:
Set Visibility, Schedule, and Audience
Next, on the Set Visibility screen, select one of these visibility options for your video:
- Public: This allows anyone on YouTube to watch your video.
- Unlisted: With this option, only the people you share your video’s link with can watch the video.
- Private: Only you and the people you choose can watch the video.
Now, tap Schedule to release your video on YouTube at a specific time. See below image:
Set your date then tap OK. See following image:
Set your time then tap OK. Refer to below image:
Your scheduled release of the video is displayed. See below image:
Next, tap the Select audience option. See following image:
If your video is meant for kids, select the Yes, it’s made for kids option. Otherwise, select the No, it’s not made for kids option. If you choose the No… option, you can specify further options by tapping Age restriction (advanced). Next, at the top-right corner of the app, tap Upload (not shown). Refer to below image where we selected the video is made for kids:
Edit Your Video Details
Your video will begin to upload to YouTube. When that’s done, go to Library > Your videos section of the YouTube app. Then, tap the video 3 dots menu button. Now, tap Edit to open the Edit Details screen and make any changes. When you are finished, tap Save. See below image:
Your Videos Listing
Next, access Your videos section to see your uploaded video. See following image:
And that’s how you begin your journey of becoming a YouTuber!
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