How to Post a YouTube Video from Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet - dummies

How to Post a YouTube Video from Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet

By Dan Gookin

The best way to share a video from your Samsung Galaxy tablet is to upload it to YouTube. As a Google account holder, you also have a YouTube account. You can use the tablet’s YouTube app to upload your videos to the Internet, where everyone can see them and make rude comments. 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 does. In fact, if you opt to use the 4G LTE network for uploading a YouTube video, you’ll see a suitable onscreen reminder about data surcharges.

  2. Start the Gallery app.

  3. Open the video you want to upload.

    You do not need to play the video. Just have it on the screen.


  4. Touch the Share icon.

    If you don’t see the Share icon, tap the screen.

  5. Choose YouTube.

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

  6. Type the video’s title.

    Feel free to replace the timestamp title with something more descriptive.

  7. Type a description.

    The description appears on YouTube when people go to view the video.

  8. Set whether the video is Private, Public, or Unlisted.

  9. Touch the Upload button.

    You return to the gallery, and the video is uploaded. The video continues to upload even if the tablet 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 Video Uploaded Successfully icon, as shown in the margin.

To view your video, open the YouTube app.

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

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