How to Create a YouTube Channel
In this video, you’ll learn how to create a youtube channel.
YouTube is second most popular search engine in the world behind Google. YouTube is a massive library of videos from all around the world. Over 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute! Over 3 Billion hours of YouTube videos are viewed every month!
YouTube is a great platform to find whatever type of video you’re looking for, but it’s also a great place to upload your own videos to share with friends and family. In this video, I’ll show you how to quickly get started with your own YouTube channel.
For this video, we’ll be setting up a YouTube channel on a computer.
Open your web browser and go to www.youtube.com
In the top right of the screen click Sign In.
If you have a current gmail or google account you can sign in using those credentials. If not, you can quickly create a Google account by following the on screen prompts. After signing in to YouTube using your Google account, click on the icon in the top right of the screen. In the drop down menu click My Channel.
On the next screen you can choose a name to be known as on your YouTube channel. Type the name you’d like to use and click Create Channel.
On the next screen click the Edit Layout button to change the layout of your channel. To change your profile image, hover the cursor over your profile image and click the pencil icon. You’ll be redirected to your google account where you can upload an image to use as your profile image. Changes to your profile image can take a few hours to appear.
To change your channel art, click add channel art and upload an image of your choice. Please follow the guidelines for size to get the best results. You’ll notice that your channel art will look different on different devices so edit your artwork beforehand as needed to get the results you want across all the different devices. You can also adjust the crop as needed.
Now that you’ve added some artwork to your channel you’re ready to upload a video. Click the Upload arrow icon at the top of the screen to upload a video. You can drag and drop a video or click to browse for a video on your computer.
After you’ve selected a video, you can change the Title, add a description, add some searchable tags, choose the privacy setting, and add to a playlist.
We’ll cover more details on uploading videos in another video. For now, enter the info you’d like and click publish to make your video viewable to everyone. After processing is complete you can go back to your channel by clicking the 3 bars in the top left and clicking My Channel.
Thanks for watching!