How to Upload videos in YouTube Studio

Upload videos in YouTube Studio

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the top-right corner, click CREATE  and then Upload videos .
  3. Select the file you’d like to upload.

Note: You can upload up to 15 videos at a time. Be sure to click Edit  on each file to edit your video details.

​If you close the upload experience before you finish choosing your settings, your video will be saved as a draft on your Content page.


Add important details to your video. Note: You can click REUSE DETAILS to copy select details from a previously uploaded video.

TitleThe title of your video. This field is required.
DescriptionInfo that shows below your video. For video attributions, use the following format:[Channel Name]|[Video Title]|[Video ID]
ThumbnailThe image viewers will see before clicking your video.
PlaylistAdd your video to one of your existing playlists, or create a playlist.
AudienceTo comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), you’re required to tell us whether your videos are made for kids.
Age restrictionAge-restrict videos that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

At the bottom of the Details page, select SHOW MORE to choose your advanced settings.

Paid promotionLet viewers and YouTube know that your video has a paid promotion.
Automatic chaptersYou can add video chapter titles and timestamps to your videos to make them easier to watch. You can create your own video chapters or use the automatically generated chapters by checking the ‘Allow automatic chapters (when available and eligible)’ checkbox. Any video chapters entered will override auto generated video chapters.
TagsAdd descriptive keywords to help correct search mistakes.Tags can be useful if the content of your video is commonly misspelled. Otherwise, tags play a minimal role in your video’s discovery.
Language and caption certificationChoose the original video language and caption certification.
Recording date and locationEnter the date the video was recorded and the location where your video was filmed.
License and distributionSelect if your video can be embedded on a different website. Indicate if you’d like to send notifications to your subscribers for your new video.
Shorts permissionsAllow others to create Shorts using the audio of your video.
CategorySelect the category of your video, such as education or comedy.
Comments and ratingsChoose whether viewers can leave comments on the video. Choose whether viewers can see how many likes are on your video.