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Create an Account on YouTube

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Step 1 – Go to

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Step 2 – Click Sign In in the top right corner

Step 2 Create

Step 3 – Click More Options

Step 3a Create

Step 4 – Click on Create Account on the Sign In page.

Step 3b Create
Step 3c Create

Upload Videos to YouTube

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Step 1Sign In to your YouTube account and click the upload icon in the top right corner.

Step 1 Upload

Step 2 – Choose video privacy settings prior to uploading your video(s). 

Note: You may also skip to Step 3 and modify privacy settings later

Step 2 Upload
  • Public videos and playlists can be seen by and shared with anyone.
  • Private videos and playlists can only be seen by you and the users you choose.
  • Unlisted videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone with the link.
  • Scheduled videos are set to be published and become Public on a day and time you choose.

Step 3 – Click the “Select files to upload” arrow or drag a video over the “Or drag and drop video files” text to upload a video

Step 3a Upload
Step 3b Upload

Step 4 – Check upload status in the Processing progress bar at the top of the page and in the Upload Status section on the left. Processing time varies due to file size.

Step 4 Upload

Step 5 – As the video is uploading, you can edit basic information such as the video’s title, description and privacy settings.

Step 5 Upload

Step 6“Processing Done” will display in the Processing bar once the upload process is complete, and “Upload Complete!” will display under Upload Status

Step 6 Upload

Step 7 – Choose the thumbnail image you would like to display as the main image for your video by clicking on one of the three available images at the bottom of the page under Video Thumbnails.

Step 7 Upload

Step 8 – Click Publish to finish uploading a public video to YouTube. If you set the video privacy setting to Private or Unlisted, click Done to finish the upload or click Share to privately share your video. Note: Your video won’t be viewable by other people unless you click the Publish button.

Step 8a Upload
Step 8b Upload

Step 9 – Once you successfully publish your video, a confirmation screen will display with the YouTube URL specific to your video. Note: This screen will vary depending on the privacy setting you selected.

Step 9a Upload

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