To make a youtube video private and share it with selected users

YouTube has become the most popular video sharing platform in the world especially in the last five years. As a YouTuber or even a regular user, you would upload a video to this platform to reach a specific audience and get views. However, sometimes you need to upload content that is not for all the people out there. If you normally upload and post a video on YouTube, it can be seen by anyone. YouTube has integrated a new "Private" privacy feature for videos. Now you can share a video as "Private" and it can be viewed only by selected people. Let’s learn more about private YouTube videos here!

Private YouTube Video

You can make a YouTube video private when you upload and publish it, or you can do so after publishing it as well.

Publish a private YouTube video on the PC

If you upload the video from your PC, follow these steps:

1]Open YouTube in a browser.

2]Now click the camera icon or the "Create" button at the top of the screen, and then click "Upload Video" button.

To make a youtube video private and share it with selected users

3]Click "Select Files" on the next page and select your video from PC.

To make a youtube video private and share it with selected users

4]Enter the video details, add video elements, click "Next" and you will get to the "Visibility" page.

To make a youtube video private and share it with selected users

5]Select "Private" from the given options. Click "Share privately" at the bottom to share it with selected users. Enter the email IDs of that person you want to share it with.

To make a youtube video private and share it with selected users

This is it! When you finish the uploading and publishing process, click "Save" and it will now be saved as a private video.

Make a published video private on PC

If you have already published a public video, you can change it to private and also share it with specific users via their email address.

1]Open YouTube in a web browser and click on your profile picture in the top right corner, and then click "YouTube Studio" in the drop-down menu. Or go to YouTube studio directly.

To make a youtube video private and share it with selected users

2]Click "Content" in the left sidebar and find the video you want to make private.

3]Click on the switch in the Visibility section.

To make a youtube video private and share it with selected users

4]Select "Private" from the options and click Save.

If you want to share it with others, click "Share privately" as above and enter their email addresses. If you want to notify them, check the "Notify by email" option.

Make YouTube video private on mobile devices

Just like on a PC, you can use the YouTube app to make a video private. You can do this when you upload it or after you publish it.

Here’s what to do when you upload a new video:

1]Open the YouTube app and tap the video upload icon at the bottom center of the screen and tap "upload video".

2]Choose a video file from your phone and tap "Next".

3]On the Add Details page, tap "Public" and select "Private" in the pop-up window.

4]Tap on Next and then on "Upload". This is it.

If the video has already been published, you can change it to private as follows:

Open the YouTube app and go to "Library". Tap here on "My videos" and find the video you want to change. Then tap on the three dots on the right side of the screen and tap on "Edit". On the details page, find the Privacy section, tap on it and select "Private" and save.

Here’s how to publish a private YouTube video or make an already published video private. For more such tips and tricks stay tuned!

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