Share your Private YouTube Videos with Someone: here’s How

Share your Private YouTube Videos with Someone: here’s How

January 19, 2021 By Alex Balaniuc

YouTube videos are divided into three categories: public, private and unlisted videos. The video uploader can decide wether a video is going to be accessible to everyone on YouTube or not by using the privacy settings feature, which modifies the video’s Visibility. 

Types of YouTube videos based on Visibility

Public videos are visible to anyone on YouTube and can also be shared with anyone using YouTube. They’re posted on your channel when you upload them and show up in search results and related video lists.

Unlisted videos and playlists can be seen and shared by anyone only through link. So, your unlisted videos won’t appear in the Videos tab of your channel homepage, and they won’t show up in YouTube’s search results unless someone adds your unlisted video to a public playlist. As we mentioned, you can share an unlisted video’s URL with other people. The people you share the video with don’t need a Google Account to see the video. Plus, those with the link can also reshare it.

Private videos and playlists can only be accessed by you and the people you choose. Therefore, your private videos won’t appear in the Videos tab of your channel homepage, and they also won’t show up in YouTube’s search results. Only YouTube systems and human reviewers can see private videos by reviewing them for ad suitability, copyright, and other abuse prevention mechanisms.

How you can share a private video with someone

Sharing a private video is possible only if you’re the video owner. Also, you need to sign in to YouTube Studio beforehand. Once you created a YouTube Studio account, here’s what you have to do to share a private video:

  • go to YouTube Studio
  • from the left menu, select Content

 

 

  • click the video you’d like to edit
  • then click the Visibility box and select Share privately

 

 

  • enter the email addresses of the people you’d like to share your video with, then select SAVE

Know that comments are not available on private videos. If you want to allow comments on a video that’s not publicly available, you’ll have to change the privacy setting to unlisted.

Here's How you can Capture Video Clips from YouTube
Here's How you can Capture Video Clips from YouTube
YouTube is an incredible source of entertainment in the form of videos. The video streaming platform amasses a staggering 2 billion users each month, with 500 hours of content uploaded every minute worldwide. Since you clicked on this article, you…

Set your Twitter Account to Private in a few easy Steps
Set your Twitter Account to Private in a few easy Steps
When you create an online account, no matter the platform, it will be set by default as public. A public profile can be seen by everyone, and this could be a threat to your privacy because you're giving strangers on…

Having problems streaming YouTube videos? Here's how you can solve them
Having problems streaming YouTube videos? Here's how you can solve them
YouTube is a huge company with lots of loyal followers, who visit YouTube's website every day and at every hour. Indeed, YT has an average of 30 million active users a day. Since servers are packed with people all connected…

Upload YouTube videos with Android
Upload YouTube videos with Android
You just started your own YouTube channel and obviously you want to get things going by uploading some videos on it. Discover how you can put out content on the video broadcasting platform by using an Android device. Managing a…

How to share YouTube videos on Facebook with large thumbnails explained
How to share YouTube videos on Facebook with large thumbnails explained
You found an interesting video on YouTube that you want to share on your Facebook page with your friends, and you want it to catch the eye of the viewer, therefore avoid it being ignored in a ruthless scrolling down…

A parental guide to YouTube Kids, for your child’s safety and enjoyment
A parental guide to YouTube Kids, for your child’s safety and enjoyment
If you’re a parent of a very young child, let’s say under 13, you might be interested in downloading the YouTube Kids app on your kid’s device, so that you can keep an eye on the kind of activities and…