Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has grown to be the most popular video sharing site in the world, attracting over 1 billion users a month.
You can view videos on YouTube without any login details, but you will need to have your own personal ‘channel’ to upload your own. This week we will explain how you can set this up.
Firstly, you will need to create a Google Account. Click ‘Sign in’ in the top right corner of YouTube, and then click ‘Create Account’. Enter some basic information and click ‘Back to YouTube’.
Next click ‘Create a Channel’, check the details and click ‘OK’.
To upload click the ‘Upload’ button at the top of the page, and select the video you would like to upload from your computer.
Then choose your videos privacy settings. Make it ‘Public’ if you are happy with anyone viewing it, ‘Private’ if you only want to share your video with users you select, or ‘Unlisted’ if you just don’t want it to be searchable on YouTube.
Name your video then click ‘Publish’ if it’s a public video, or ‘Done’ if private or unlisted, and ‘Share’ to send it.
Whether sharing a video of an event your business hosted that you would like to publicise or clips from a family holiday, YouTube could be the answer.