The hidden video can be shared through your link, so we can use it to share videos with a select group of users instead of with any YouTube user.
Finally, Private mode makes the video stored on YouTube but it is not possible to access it unless you have uploaded it.
Privacy when uploading the video. When you upload a video from your computer or from Android, iPhone or iPad, in addition to selecting the file to upload you will find a drop-down that indicates Public, Hidden, Private or Scheduled. We have mentioned the first three before. The latter simply refers to uploading the video now but making it public at a specific time.
For the rest, the process is as simple as opening the official website or mobile application, pressing the camera icon and choosing a video from the gallery or from our computer. In addition, we must indicate title, description, the privacy settings we have mentioned before, etc.
Change privacy once uploaded. With the passage of time it is normal that you want to hide videos that were once public or vice versa. Therefore, YouTube facilitates this task at any time.
From your PC or Mac, you can access your videos from the browser by clicking on your YouTube user icon and selecting YouTube Studio. Once there, in the left column we click on Videos.
In the list of videos, we will see the Privacy option, We just have to click on the drop-down to change the option among those we have seen before. In addition to changing the option, we must validate it by clicking on Save.
From Android, we open the YouTube app and go to Library> My videos. Next to each video, there is a More menu with the Edit option and a Privacy drop-down. There we can choose one of the three available options and then validate it by clicking on the Send icon.
How to set the video to private
Uploaded videos must be set to private to prevent the general public from finding it in web search results.
- Go to your Video Manager.
- Find the video you want to change, then click Edit.
- In the “Privacy Settings” drop-down menu, choose your setting:
- Click Save changes.