How to Schedule YouTube Videos: A step by step Guide
YouTube is the biggest platform to share videos, and it is the second most popular website all over the internet.
Scheduling YouTube videos is a must for those who want to promote their channels on YouTube.
Scheduling YouTube videos is a prominent feature if you are a YouTube content creator.
Making 5 videos and publishing them all at once doesn’t make any sense. The YouTube algorithm demands consistent content creation.
In general cases, you hardly create 3-4 videos in a week for a specific date to release the video. So, you can schedule the videos before, and then Youtube will publish your video at the scheduled time.
Therefore, in this guide, I’ll explain the step by step ways.
Steps to Schedule YouTube Videos
- Sign in to your YouTube account
First of all, go to YouTube and sign in to your account. After that, you have to click on the option called the “upload videos”.
- Upload the Video
Once you click on the option you’ll be directed to the “Upload videos” dialogue in YouTube Studio.
Then, click the “Select Files” option and now choose the video you want to upload.
- Enter Video Details
At the time of uploading, you can enter the details of the video information like title, thumbnail, tags and description, and others.
- Change Video Privacy
After entering video details, move to the third tab called visibility.
Choose the “Schedule” checkbox and mention the date and time you want to schedule.
Once you have done all, click the “Schedule” button. That’s all; your video has been scheduled.
How do I schedule a YouTube video on mobile?
Many small Youtube channel owners upload videos from their smartphones.
If you are one of those who want to know how to schedule a YouTube video using your phone, then continue reading this section.
Firstly, you must install YouTube and YouTube studio apps from your play store or Apple store in order to schedule a YouTube video.
Yet, you can upload and make the privacy settings “public”, “private”, and “unlisted” in the YouTube app itself.
But you cannot schedule it there.
That is why you need to install the Youtube studio app. Besides this, you can view your analytics in a little mobile-friendly design on the Youtube studio app.
The app acts as a complete workstation for your channel. You can handle many things for your channel from that single app.
Upload and Schedule from Phone
- Open the YouTube app and upload a video with all the details like title, description, and tabs in a private mode. Once you are done uploading your video, that ends the role of the YouTube app here. Now switch to the YouTube studio app.
- The uploaded video in the YouTube studio app will be visible here. So, go to that specific video and click the “edit” option.
- You will see the privacy button with the “Scheduled” option.
- Select that option and set the date and time to schedule it.
- In the end, click the save option.
How to Change Your Scheduled Publication Time?
What happens if you put the wrong time or you want to change the scheduled time? It’s simple. You can go back into your YouTube Studio account and edit the scheduled date and time.
- In the YouTube Studio account, on the left-hand search for the option ‘content’.
- Choose the drop-down menu in the “Visibility” column. At this time, you will have 2 options:
- If you’d like to change the scheduled publish time, make sure the video visibility is set to “Private”, select a new time, click Done and then Save.
- If you want to instantly publish a video, move to the visibility setting, change it from Scheduled to Public, and then click Publish.
Scheduling a YouTube video is the best practice before the video goes live on a specific date.
It will usually end the last-minute problem. Thus, schedule the videos at least a day before the uploading.
I hope you understood the instructions mentioned above on how to schedule a video on YouTube in various formats.
If you have any doubts about the above instructions. You can watch a tutorial on how to schedule a video on Youtube.
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