YouTube is one of the most popular platforms for up and coming content creators to showcase their talent and connect to the appropriate audience. many content creators have made YouTube their primary interactive way and post a lot of videos and images that can be of any genre like education. infotainment, comic, drama, etc.
If you too are an up and coming content creator and want to make your channel public to the audience, here I will discuss how to make your YouTube channel public.
How To Make Your YouTube Channel Public?
Once you have decided what content you want to post on your channel, finished shooting the videos and edited them to perfection, it is time to upload them to YouTube. By default, when you make a YouTube channel with a registered email, the homepage is open to view for everybody.
That’s correct, your channel’s homepage is public by default. So, anybody can visit your homepage and check out the profile details that you have chosen to share on your channel.
Now you can upload your videos to your channel once you have finished all the pre-requisite editing and stuff.
You do, however, need to manage the privacy settings of each upload. For each upload, you can choose your privacy setting to be Public, Private or Unlisted.
As the name suggests, the videos marked as Public by you are visible to everybody. These videos show up on your homepage and anybody on YouTube can see these videos.
The videos marked as Private and Unlisted do not show up on your channel. They are only available to you and someone you have shared them with. Only people having the link to your video can see the videos marked as unlisted. Here is a table from Google help pages that describe these settings:
Before you start uploading a video, you will be provided with an option to choose the video privacy settings. Don’t worry, you can always change the privacy settings even after you have finished uploading.
How To Change Video Privacy Settings
With this method, you can change the privacy settings of your video and choose where your videos appear and who can watch these. Thus you can choose to make YouTube video public.
To change the video privacy settings, follow these steps:
- Open YouTube.
- Sign in to your account.
- Next, click on your profile image and click on Creator Studio.
- From the left menu, select Video Manager.
Here is a direct link to your video manager if you have already signed in to your account.
- Here, find the video you want to change the settings to and click Edit.
- From the drop-down box, select Info, and Settings.
- Here, change the privacy between Public, Private and Unlisted according to how and who you want to share the video with.
- Click on Save changes to change the privacy settings of your video.
For Channels Made Before 2012
In October 2012, Google changed the methodology for privacy settings on videos and channels. The privacy settings are now handled in a video to video basis, and there is now no such thing as a private channel.
If you built an account that was hidden when Google changed the privacy settings and didn’t change it to the public, you can still do so. Just follow these steps:
- Open YouTube and log into your account.
- Click on Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Click on the button reading “Make this Channel Public”
YouTube is one of the most popular video-sharing platforms online and many up and coming creators are coming up with innovative content of so many different genres. While uploading, if you too had the doubt about privacy settings, now you know how to make your YouTube channel public. Do comment below to connect with more creators, and check out our YouTube channel here.