YouTube is a video website that allows people to upload their own personal videos to the site. Since the site is free of charge, it has become the most popular video website in the world. If people wish to share their own personal videos with family, friends, or acquaintances, they can use YouTube to upload this video. Furthermore, people can use the YouTube site as a safe haven for housing their videos. Uploading a video to YouTube is fairly simple; the person will just need to follow a few steps.
The first step is to go to the YouTube website and create an account. This can be done by clicking the blue Sign In button at the top right corner. Once you have clicked this button, you will be taken to a page that will allow you to enter your username and password. This is where you will need to create your account. If you simply click on the red Create An Account button at the top right corner, you will be able to follow the steps needed to create your account. Before you begin to complete the information for your new account, you should have your own Gmail account. By having your Gmail account before you create your YouTube account, you will save yourself a lot of time.
Now that you have created your YouTube account, you will need to go to the YouTube website and sign in with your new username and password.
At the top center of the YouTube page, you should see an Upload tab. You should click this tab, for this is where you will begin to upload your video. At this point, you will need to upload the video file from its saved location.
While the video is uploading, you can add different descriptions to it. By adding descriptions to it, you and others will be able to find it faster when searching through the millions of YouTube videos. The first description to add will be a title. You can add the title by typing it into the Title box. Next, you will add one or two sentences that describe the video. These sentences can be typed into the Description box. Finally, you can add tags to the video. Tags are keywords for the video, and these can be typed into the Tag box. Also, you will want to put the video into a category, and this can be done by clicking the Category tab.
You will always want to add your privacy preferences. If you do not want for the whole world to be able to view your video, you will want to mark the video as private. If the video can be viewed by everyone, you will want to mark the video as public.
After completing these steps, you will have your own YouTube video.