How to upload a video to YouTube: Upload a video from phone and desktop

How to upload a video to YouTube
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In this article we'll show you how to upload a video to YouTube in eight easy steps. First - let's set the scene... So, you’ve finished your short film masterpiece, or set the world to rights in your latest vlog and you're ready to publish it for the world to see. Now you need to know how to upload a video to YouTube.

Well, you're in luck. In this guide, we'll take you through all the steps you need to get your work from your chosen video editing software, to the dominant popular social platform YouTube. But that's not all. We'll also provide a few handy tips on how to optimise your video’s page to draw in more and more viewers. You’ll be racking up likes and subscribers in no time. 

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Aimed at professional editors, Adobe's Premiere Pro is our pick of video editing software. This industry standard tool works on both PC and Mac, and offers everything you need.

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Optimised for macOS, Final Cut Pro has a great reputation within the industry and is the best option for Apple users who want to make movies easily.

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Kieron Moore

Kieron Moore is a freelance writer based in Manchester, England. He contributes to Future sites including TechRadar and Creative Bloq, focusing on subjects including creative software, video editing, and streaming services. This work draws on his experience as an independent filmmaker and an independent TV watcher. He can be found on Twitter at @KieronMoore, usually when he’s meant to be writing.