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Upload Defaults

Pre-set options that apply to all new video uploads, such as privacy settings and tags.

What is upload defaults in YouTube?

Upload defaults in YouTube are preset settings that are automatically applied whenever you upload a new video on your YouTube channel. These settings can include things like the video's privacy setting, its category, license type, title, description, tags, and more. They are designed to save you time by applying the same settings to all your videos, so you don't have to manually set them each time you upload a new video.

You can customize your upload defaults according to your preferences. For instance, if you always want your videos to be private when you first upload them, you can set that as a default. Or, if you always use the same tags or descriptions, you can set those as defaults as well. However, it's important to note that these defaults can be overridden for individual videos at the time of upload, giving you the flexibility to change settings as needed.

How do I change my upload defaults on YouTube?

To change your upload defaults on YouTube, you first need to sign in to your YouTube account. Once you're signed in, click on your profile picture located at the top right corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select "YouTube Studio". In the YouTube Studio dashboard, you'll find a panel on the left side of the screen. Click on "Settings", which is usually located at the bottom of the panel.

In the settings window, select "Upload defaults". Here, you can change your default settings for uploads, including title, description, visibility, tags, and more. After making your desired changes, remember to click "Save" to apply these settings to all future uploads. These settings can be overridden for individual videos at the time of upload.

Why can't I see the upload defaults option on my YouTube channel?

The inability to see the upload defaults option on your YouTube channel could be due to a couple of reasons. Firstly, you might not be looking in the right place. The upload defaults option is located in the YouTube Studio, not on the main YouTube page. To access it, you need to click on your profile picture in the top right corner, select YouTube Studio, then click on Settings on the left-hand side. From there, you should see the upload defaults option under the Channel tab.

Secondly, if you're still unable to see the upload defaults option, it could be due to the type of account you have. The upload defaults option is only available to YouTube Partners. If you're not a YouTube Partner, you won't have access to this feature. You can apply to become a YouTube Partner if your channel meets the eligibility requirements, which include having at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months.

Can I set different upload defaults for different types of videos on YouTube?

No, YouTube does not currently offer the option to set different upload defaults for different types of videos. The platform allows you to set general upload defaults that apply to all your videos. These defaults include settings for privacy, tags, monetization, category, language, and more.

However, you can always manually change the settings for each individual video during the upload process or even after the video has been uploaded. This allows you to customize the settings for each video as needed, but it does require a bit more time and effort than having specific defaults for different types of videos.

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