Galaxy Tab: How to Post Your Video to YouTube - dummies

Galaxy Tab: How to Post Your Video to YouTube

By Dan Gookin

The best way to share a video from your Galaxy Tab 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 Galaxy Tab along with your account to upload your videos to the Internet, where everyone can see them and make rude comments about them. Here’s how:

  1. Ensure that the Wi-Fi connection is activated.

    The best way to upload a video is to turn on the Wi-Fi connection, which doesn’t incur data surcharges like the digital cellular network. In fact, if you opt to use the 4G LTE network for uploading a YouTube video, you’ll see a suitable reminder about the data surcharges.

  2. Start the Gallery app.

  3. Open the album containing the video you want to upload.

  4. Long-press the video.

  5. Touch the Share button.

  6. Choose YouTube.

    The Upload Video window appears, listing all sorts of options and settings for sending the video to YouTube.

  7. Type the video’s title.

  8. Touch the More Details button.

  9. Scroll through the list of options.

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

  10. Touch the Upload button.

    You return to the gallery, and the video is uploaded. It continues to upload even if the Galaxy Tab falls asleep.

The uploading notification appears while the video is being sent to YouTube. When the upload has completed, the notification stops animating and becomes the Uploads Finished icon.


To view your video, open the YouTube app. It’s found on the Apps Menu screen.

  • YouTube often takes a while to process a video after it’s uploaded. Allow a few minutes to pass (longer for larger videos) before the video becomes available for viewing.

  • Upload is the official term to describe sending a file from the Galaxy Tab to the Internet.