How to Make Your YouTube Video Private

Change video privacy settings Sign in to YouTube Studio. From the left menu, select Content. Point to the video you'd like to update. To see your live uploads, select the Live tab. Click the down arrow under "Visibility" and choose Public, Private, or Unlisted. Save.

Are you looking to keep your videos private so only a select group of people can view them? In this blog post, I will show you how to make your YouTube videos private in just seconds.

First, let me introduce myself. My name is David Walsh and I run I recently received a question from a user named John asking how he can make his videos private. John wants to upload a personal video from a party and doesn’t want strangers to view it.

The good news is, it’s quick and easy to make your video private. Here’s how:

1. Go to your video manager and select a video.

2. Click on the pencil icon for your information and settings.

3. On the right-hand side, you will see privacy settings. Click on the dropdown and select “Private.”

4. By selecting “Private,” you will allow people to view your video by setting up their email. Once they log in, they will have access to that particular video.

Another privacy setting you can use is “Unlisted.” This allows you to have your video on your channel, but it’s not visible on your channel itself. Anyone who has the URL can see it, so it’s not as secure as the “Private” setting.

So there you have it, two levels of privacy that you can use to keep your YouTube videos secure. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below, and I’ll do my best to help you.

Finally, please share this blog post with anyone who may find it useful, and don’t forget to like and comment. Thank you for reading, and I hope this has helped you with any privacy concerns you have about your YouTube videos.


What is the difference between unlisted and private videos on YouTube?
What Does Unlisted Mean on YouTube. Unlisted videos on YouTube are a combination of public and private videos. These don't appear in Google search results or YouTube suggestions. However, unlike private videos, if someone has the link, they can view and share the content or embed them on a website.