Hello, again! Last time, we learned how to navigate our way around the Youtube video search engine by managing the different tabs available. Today, let’s learn how to become Youtube users and upload videos onto the site! You can make your own videos available to people around the world almost instantaneously.
On the main page, www.youtube.com, there are a few options on the top right-hand corner. These options read: Sign Up, Quicklist, Help, and Sign In. Click on “Sign Up.” By joining the largest worldwide video-sharing community, you’ll have many new opportunities available to you. In addition to searching and browsing the millions of community and partner videos, you’ll be able to comment, rate, and make video responses to the videos of your choice, upload and share your own videos with millions of other users on the web, and save your favorite videos to watch and share with others at a later time!
First, start by choosing and entering in a username for your account. Continue by filling out the rest of the information on the page. If you agree to the Terms of Service, click “I accept” to continue to the next page. On the following page, it asks you to create a Youtube Google Account if you don’t already have a Google Account. And then you’re all set!
In order to activate your account, you have to check your email and confirm your email address. Now on the upper right-hand corner of your screen, you will see your username appear with a downwards arrow next to it. This gives you shortcuts to your videos, favorites, subscriptions, inbox, and more.
If you click on your username, it takes you to your own personal page on Youtube, which is now accessible by all Internet users. On the top, left-hand corner of the page, there are a few options next to the Youtube logo that read: Subscriptions, Videos, Shows, Channels, and Upload. Click on “Upload.”
Youtube allows you to upload up to ten videos at a time and up to ten minutes in length, and if you’d like, you can even automatically post your uploads directly onto Facebook, Twitter, or Google reader. Press “Upload Video” to select and upload a video file. This takes you to your computer files and documents, were you can click and select the video(s) that you want to upload onto Youtube. And that’s all there is to it!