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How to Upload Videos to YouTube with an Android Phone

The best way to share a video is to upload it to YouTube. As a Google account holder, you also have a YouTube account. You can use the YouTube app on your Android phone to upload videos to the Internet, where everyone can see them and make rude comments about them. Here’s how:

  1. Activate the phone’s Wi-Fi.

    The best way to upload a video is to turn on the Wi-Fi connection. You can use the 4G signal, if you have a 4G phone, but you see a warning about data usage surcharges, which is a distinct possibility when you upload a video.

  2. From the Apps Menu screen, choose the Gallery app.

  3. View the video you want to upload.

    Or simply have the video displayed on the screen.

  4. Touch the Share button, and choose YouTube from the menu.

  5. Fill in the blanks to describe the video.

    For example, you can type the video’s title, replacing whatever random text is put there by the phone. You can touch the More Details button and type a description, specify whether to make the video public or private, add tags, or change other settings.

  6. Touch the Upload button.

    You return to the Gallery as the video is being uploaded. It continues to upload, even if the phone gets bored and falls asleep.

To view your video, open the YouTube app on the App menu, press the Menu soft button, and choose the My Channel command. If necessary, choose your Google account from the pop-up list. Your video should appear in the Uploads list.

You can share your video by sending its YouTube web page link to your pals. Using a computer for this operation is easier than using your phone: Log in to YouTube on a computer to view your video. Use the Share button that appears near the video to share it via e-mail or Facebook or other methods.

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