Hey there, YouTuber!
Did you know YouTube has been around since 2005? It’s hard to believe, right? Today, it’s the biggest video hangout spot on the internet, with over 2.56 billion users tuning in from all corners of the world1.
But here’s a cool secret: YouTube lets you share private videos. It’s like having a secret club where only invited members can see your special video. This can be super handy when you have a video just for family, exclusive content for super fans, or even a secret business message.
So, How Do You Share a Private Video on YouTube?
Just a heads up – you can only do this from your computer for now. The YouTube mobile app doesn’t support this yet2. Now, let’s get started!
- Fire up your favorite web browser and open YouTube Studio. Don’t forget to sign in with your YouTube account.
- Click on “Content” in the left sidebar of YouTube Studio.
- Find the private video you want to share and click on “Private” in the “Visibility” column.
- A menu will pop up. From there, click on “Share Privately”.
- A box will appear where you can type in the email addresses of your secret club members (or just the people you want to share the video with)3.
And that’s it! The people you’ve chosen will get an email with a link to your video. They’ll need to sign in to their Google account to watch the video4. If you ever change your mind and want to uninvite someone, no problem. Just remove their email address from the “Share Privately” box, click “Done,” then “Save”5.
A Few Fun YouTube Facts
Just for fun, here are some crazy facts about YouTube:
- YouTube’s short video feature, YouTube Shorts, got a whopping 50 billion views per day in February 20236.
- In November 2022, YouTube had 75 billion visits worldwide. That’s like ten times the world’s population!7.
- 90 percent of people visited YouTube on their phones in November 20228.
- In 2022, more than 2.56 billion users watched videos on YouTube9.
- Every minute in April 2022, 500 hours of video were uploaded on YouTube. That’s a lot of cat videos!10.
- In 2022, YouTube made more than 29 billion U.S. dollars from ads, which was about 11.35 percent of Google’s total annual revenue11.