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Hello Luis! I’d be happy to guide you through the process of uploading a video to YouTube. Here’s a step-by-step overview:

  1. Sign in to YouTube: Start by signing in to your YouTube account. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to create one by visiting the YouTube website and following the registration process.
  2. Click on the “Upload” button: Once you’re signed in, click on the “Upload” button, usually located near the top-right corner of the YouTube homepage. This will take you to the upload page.
  3. Select your video file: On the upload page, you’ll see a box where you can drag and drop your video file or click to select a file from your computer. YouTube supports a variety of video formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, and more. Make sure your video file meets YouTube’s requirements.
  4. Fill in video details: After selecting your video file, you’ll be prompted to enter details about your video. This includes the title, description, and tags. Take some time to write an engaging title and a detailed description that accurately reflects your video’s content. Adding relevant tags can help users discover your video.
  5. Set video privacy settings: Choose the privacy settings for your video. You can make it public, unlisted (only people with the video link can view it), or private (only you can view it). You can also schedule the video to go public at a specific date and time.
  6. Choose a thumbnail: YouTube generates a selection of thumbnails from your video, but you can also upload a custom thumbnail. A compelling thumbnail can attract more viewers, so consider creating an eye-catching image that represents your video well.
  7. Add captions (optional): If you have captions or subtitles for your video, you can upload them on the “Subtitles” tab. Captions can improve accessibility and make your content more inclusive.
  8. Video processing: Once you’ve filled in all the necessary details, click on the “Publish” or “Upload” button to begin the video upload process. YouTube will process your video, which may take some time depending on the file size and your internet connection speed.
  9. Video optimization (optional): After your video is uploaded, you can optimize it further by adding end screens, annotations, cards, or adjusting the video’s visibility and monetization settings. These options can be explored in the YouTube Studio, where you can manage your uploaded videos and access additional features.
Remember, it’s essential to comply with YouTube’s community guidelines and copyright policies when uploading content. Make sure you have the necessary rights and permissions for any music, images, or other copyrighted materials included in your video.

YouTube provides additional resources and tutorials to help you navigate the upload process and optimize your videos. You can refer to the YouTube Help Center for more detailed information on specific features and requirements.

I hope this guidance helps you successfully upload your videos to YouTube! Best of luck with your content creation journey.