how to upoad a video on youtube

How to Upload a Video on YouTube Step by Step

To upload a video on YouTube you must be signed in to YouTube with gmail. So, after creating a channel on YouTube. You need to upload a video on YouTube. There is step by step guide for uploading a video on YouTube.

YouTube Supported Video Formats

All the formats are not supported by YouTube. There are some formats which YouTube does not support. You also cannot upload an audio file on YouTube. 

Below is the list of supported formats of video supported by YouTube.

  • .Mov
  • .MP4
  • .MPEG4
  • .AVI
  • .FLV
  • .WMV
  • 3GP
  • WebM
  • DNxHR
  • CineForm
  • ProRes
  • HEVC (h265)
So, if your video format is other than above formats. Then you can use a video converter to convert your video to a valid format. You can download a video format converter.

Uploading a Video on YouTube

Sign in to your YouTube account. Go to YouTube.

upload a video on YouTube

To upload a video click on create camera icon on the upper right side of YouTube dashboard.

upload video on YouTube

Click on upload video in the drop down. It will take you to uploading screen.

video uploading screen


You can upload a single as well as multiple files also. You can upload by clicking select files and going to storage and selecting video or videos. You can also drag and drop your video file/s to upload.

After selecting video, it will be upload on YouTube. Now video details screen will appear.

YouTube video details

Provide your video details.

  • Title

Write your video title that describes your video. You have title limit of 100 characters.

  • Description
In description, provide complete details of your video. You can write 5000 characters in your video description. You can also write transcript in description. 

  • Thumbnail

Upload a display picture in the thumbnail. It will show up on the YouTube display.

  • End Screen
In the end screen you can add other content to engage your viewers. You can add related videos, playlists or any other links.
  • Add Cards
In cards section you can upload a related content to show up within the video. You can use this to promote your other content.
  • Visibility
In visibility section, you have options to publish your video as public, private or unlisted. You can also schedule your video to upload it later on a specific time. 
After writing add providing all the details, click on save. Now your video will be uploaded on YouTube. If you could not understand any step you can comment below. 

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