Droid Bionic: Upload A Video to YouTube - dummies

Droid Bionic: Upload A Video to YouTube

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

  1. Activate the Wi-Fi connection for your Droid Bionic.

    The best way to upload a video is to turn on your phone’s Wi-Fi connection. It’s about as fast as the 4G LTE connection, but incurs no data usage charges.

  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. Type the video’s title.

  6. Touch the More Details button.

  7. Optionally, type a description, specify whether to make the video public or private, add tags, or change other settings.

  8. 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. I confess that 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.

You’re warned if you attempt to upload a video to YouTube over the 4G LTE network. The message asks whether you want to be prompted whenever you upload a large quantity of data using the digital cellular network. My advice: Use Wi-Fi instead.