The Easy Way to Get Videos from your Phone to Youtube

youtube-importJuly, 2019 – this feature is set to be retired on July 10. See article by PeggyK
If you use Google Photos on your phone, they’re already there! All you have to do is go to your Youtube channel and select the videos you want.

  1. and log in with the same Google Account you use for Photos
  2. Click the Upload button and you will then see the Import Videos card
  3. Click Import
  4. You should now be seeing all your videos that have been uploaded to your Google Photos account – usually that is the videos taken with your phone. Click any that you want to appear in your Youtube channel, then click the Select button in lower left
  5. Youtube needs to “process” your videos for the best playback experience. On this screen, you can add a custom Video name, description, and tags – but you don’t have to. Just click the blue Publish button in the upper right, and you’re done.

That’s it! The video that you took on your phone is now accessible with Youtube. Go Viral!!

imageChris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at She has been in computer training and support since 1983 and owned a Computer Training Center called Computer Savvy from 1983-1996. She was one of the first WordPerfect Certified trainers in 1986; President of the International Computer Training Association in 1993; Author of the Beginner’s Guide to Picasa and the website. She is now a Top Contributor for the Google Photos Forum and owner of the blog. She loves to teach! If you want to learn, you’ve come to the right place.

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