How to create a YouTube account
Go to youtube.com
Click the large blue "Create Account" button, or the smaller link with the same name at the top right of the page.
Fill out the form with your personal information. If you have a Gmail address, entering it as your email address in this form will save you some time later. When you're done filling out the form, click the "I Accept" button.
If you used your Gmail account when creating your YouTube account, you'll be asked to link them together on the next page. If this is the case, link the accounts. If you did not use your Gmail account (because you don't have one) you'll be asked to create on on the next page. If this is the case, create a Gmail account and it will be linked to your new YouTube account.
Now you're signed up and should be automatically signed in. You'll know if you're signed in if you see your YouTube account name in the upper right corner of the screen. If you don't, you should see a "Sign In" link up there. Click that, then sign in with your new YouTube username and password.
How to upload your video to Youtube
Now that you have an account, uploading a video is very easy. Here are the steps you need to follow:
1. Make sure you're signed into your account by looking up at the top righthand part of the page. If you see your username, you're signed in.
2. To the left of your profile icon, you'll find a link called "Upload." Click on that.
A new page will load and you'll be presented with an "Upload video" button.
Once you've clicked the "Upload video" button, you'll anew window pop up that will let you select a file from your hard drive. Select the video you want. You can also adjust your privacy settings. To upload your video without it being searchable on youtube set privacy to "unlisted"...not private. If you select "private" no one will be able to see your video even if you give them the link.
- The video will start to upload and you'll see its progress as well as a bunch of other options. Make sure you do not close this page until the video hasfinished uploading or it will not finish. While the video is uploading you can change the name, add a description, set your privacy options, and fill out other relevant information.
- Once the video has finished uploading it will need to spend some time processing on YouTube's servers before it is ready for viewing online. You'll be able to watch it process at the top of the page. Once it reaches 100%, you'll see a link at the top of the screen that you can click to view your video. Alternatively, you can always find your videos by click on your username at the top left of the page and then choosing "Videos" (which may be labeled as "My Videos" for some accounts). This will let you access all the videos you have uploaded.
How to share your video
When you're on your video's page, you'll be able to watch it and share it. You'll find a button labeled "Share" underneath the video that will provide you with a link to send to other people and a few other sharing options, such as email and Facebook.
Copy the link for the URL for your video and copy it into the form to be submitted to us.
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