How do I upload a video to YouTube?

You will learn how to upload a video to YouTube using your CSUF Portal account via Titan Apps.

Follow these steps after you have signed in to YouTube via Titan Apps.

1. Click on the Upload icon in the top-right corner of your web browser.

The Upload icon looks like an upwards point arrow about a horizontal line.

 Upload icon is selected.

2. Click on Create Channel.

Create Channel button is selected.
3. Do you want to increase the length of a video you can upload?

Follow these sub-steps to increase your video length limit beyond 15 minutes and to be able to customize the preview image for your videos.

3.1. Click on Increase your limit.

Scroll down the page a little to the Help and Suggestions section, and click on Increase your limit.

Increase your limit link is selected.

3.2. Click on "Call me with an automated voice message".

Call me with an automated voice message is selected

3.3. Click on Confirm.

 Confirm button is selected.

3.4. Type your phone number.

phone number field is selected.

3.5. Click on submit.

submit button is selected.

3.6. Type the verification code and click on Submit.

When you receive an automated phone call from Google, type the code and then click on Submit.

verification code field is selected.

3.7. Click on Continue.

Continue button is selected.

3.8. You are now ready to upload your first video.

youtube features web page

4. Use the drop down menu to select the degree of privacy for your video.

You have three choices for privacy:

Public: Anyone can view this video and the video will show up in the search results.

Unlisted: A link is created for this video, and anyone with that link can view the video. This link can be shared and also made part of a playlist. If you don't want this video shared, choose Private.

Private: Only Google account users whom you specify can view this video. This video will not show up in search results. You must have completed the previous sub-steps in order to invite individual users.

Unlisted is selected.

5. Drag the video file from your computer to the upload box.

You can upload a variety of video file types, like: .MOV, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, etc. For best quality, upload your video using standard dimensions, such as 1280x720 (720p).

File upload area is selected.

6. Type a Title, a Description and Tags as desired.

Title, a Description and Tags fields are selected.

7. Click on a Thumbnail choice or upload an image.

Click on Custom thumbnail if you want to upload an image.

Thumbnail choice is selected
youtube url for your video is selected.

9. Click on Done.

Done link is selected.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to upload a video file from your computer to your YouTube account having logged in through Titan Apps.