YouTube is the biggest platform for videos on the internet, and you can share all your videos on it easily and freely. You don’t have to make a separate account for YouTube if you have a Google account. You can use the Google account for YouTube too. These days the use of a phone as a camera is quite common. You can load your video using your smartphone, or you can use your laptop to upload your phone video to YouTube, where everyone can watch them.
Install the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android phone if you haven’t already done so. You can also use your laptop to upload your video to YouTube using any browser. Before uploading the video, you can edit it using a good video editor.
There are things you should consider which will help you to ensure that your video is of good quality and is easily accessible so that it gets maximum views. If you want to start your channel, you can use your phone as a camera. Here are some tips on how you can upload videos to YouTube in a few easy steps.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Issues
You should carefully consider the video’s title, description, and other technical aspects. These are necessary to ensure that your video comes on top of the search when people are looking for a video that is in its category.
Length of the Video
The maximum length of your YouTube video is 15 minutes. If you want to post longer videos, click on ‘Increase your Limit’ on the upload page. If you have a verified account, then you can upload longer videos.
Size of the File
The size of the video file size can be a maximum of 2 GB. Larger files are allowed on request from verified accounts. The maximum limit of file size is 128 GB.
There are also advanced specifications such as video resolution and bit rate, which affect the quality of the video and make the viewing experience better. A video with a high bit rate is smooth and pleasing to watch. A popular video format will ensure easy conversion to a YouTube video. Otherwise, you may need a video converter app such as Video Trimmer, Clideo or Movavi Video Converter. Take some guidance on how to make a good YouTube video from this blog.
- Resolution: You should record your video in high resolution in 1080p. This means it has a grid of pixels that is 1920 x 1080. This will look great on any type of device.
- Bitrate: This number tells you how much video information is stored per frame. Pay attention to the correlation between the resolution and bitrate. If your bitrate is too low, don’t expect to see a good quality video. The frame rate should not be less than 30 frames per second.
- Aspect Ratio: It is the width and height parameters of your video. YouTube’s default video aspect ratio is 16:9. If your video does not fit it, then it will have black bars on the sides when it is played.
Here are the steps to Upload Videos to YouTube
Step 1 Activate the phone’s Wi-Fi.
Turn on your Wi-Fi connection so that you are connected to the internet.
Step 2: Log in to your YouTube account
Use the sign-in button located in the top right corner of the YouTube homepage to log in. You don’t have to create a specific account, since Google has acquired YouTube and you can use your existing Gmail account.
Step 3: Upload the Video
Once you are logged in and on the YouTube screen, look for the “+” sign in the top right corner. In some versions when you press your account name icon to enter your edit channel screen, and you will find the “+” sign at the bottom of the screen.
Click the “+” SIGN. YouTube will open a “Create” menu. Select “Upload a Video” from this menu. Now the app will show you thumbnails of all the videos that you have in your video gallery. Select the video that you want to upload on YouTube. When the video begins to play, tap “Next” in the top-right corner of the app.
The progress bar will show you how long it will take to upload your video – it will depend on the size of the video. During the time the video is being uploaded, you can add details about your video.
Step 4: Enter Details
As your video is being uploaded, you will get the “Add Details” screen.
Title: Add a suitable title to your video. It tells the viewers what the video is all about. This title is also used by search engines to ensure that your video comes up in search results. Keep your title optimally under 70 characters. Make the title attractive so that people are tempted to watch your video.
Description: Add a short description of your video. The description should have the relevant keywords for two reasons:
- YouTube’s algorithms will identify your video as relevant and pump it up in the search results
- It will be easier for YouTube audience to find your video
YouTube is the second-biggest search engine on the Internet after Google, so give some thought to selecting your keywords.
Step 5: Choose a thumbnail for your video
You can choose from one of the three automatically suggested options – the video’s screenshots that YouTube finds fitting.
However, if you upload a custom thumbnail, you may generate much more engagement, as thumbnails play a huge role in making your video stand out. Select a picture that shows what’s in your video. A good thumbnail draws viewers’ attention.
Step 6: Add to Playlists
If you have playlists on your channel, then select the playlist you want this video to be added to. Consider making a playlist and adding your video to it. Playlists can be quite useful for viewers who want to see a series of videos related to each other.
Step 7: Select Audience
Is your video suitable for children to watch? You are required to comply with the relevant laws related to the protection of children from undesirable content. You have to declare the content of the video regarding its suitability for children. Likewise, you can select age restrictions for those who can or cannot watch the video.
Step 8: Copyright Check
YouTube will check your video for copyright infringement that may restrict you from using it. If a copyright claim is found, permission will be sought from the copyright owner to allow you to use the content, and only then will YouTube allow ads on your video.
Step 9: Visibility
You can choose who can watch your video. You can select one of the visibility options for your video. Those who wish to keep their video personal can choose the “Private” option from the menu. You can still share a private video with a limited number of groups, friends, or co-workers.
Following options are available:
Public: This option allows everyone to watch your video.
Private: You can select the people you choose who can watch the video.
Unlisted: With this option, only the people with whom you share the video link can watch the video.
Step 10: Schedule:
If you’d like to release your video on YouTube at a specific time, then use the “Set Visibility” option and tap the “Schedule” option. Click the date and time drop-down box and choose a date and time for your video’s release.
Step 11: Publish
Click the “Save” button to complete the uploading process. Now your video is loaded on YouTube that can be watched by viewers around the world. You can share your video by sending the YouTube link to the relevant internet pages.