How To Share A Private Video Youtube

Sharing a private video on YouTube can be a great way to share personal or confidential content with specific individuals or groups. It allows you to control who has access to your video and ensures that it remains private and secure. In this article, I will guide you through the steps of sharing a private video on YouTube, and provide some personal insights and tips along the way.

Step 1: Upload and Set Video as Private

The first step in sharing a private video on YouTube is to upload the video to your YouTube channel. To do this, sign in to your YouTube account and click on the upload button, usually represented by a camera icon. Select the video file from your computer and wait for it to finish uploading.

Once the video has finished uploading, you can set it as private by following these steps:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen and select “YouTube Studio” from the dropdown menu.
  2. In YouTube Studio, click on “Videos” in the left sidebar.
  3. Find the video you want to share privately and click on the thumbnail.
  4. In the video details page, click on “Visibility” under the “Video Elements” section.
  5. Select the option “Private” and click “Save.” Your video is now set as private.

Personal Insight: It’s important to set your video as private right after uploading to ensure that it remains restricted to the intended audience. By default, YouTube sets videos as public, so don’t forget to change the visibility settings.

Step 2: Share Video Link with Specific Recipients

Now that your video is uploaded and set as private, you can share it with specific recipients. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go back to the video details page in YouTube Studio.
  2. Under the “Video Elements” section, click on “Share.”
  3. You will see a link to your private video. Copy this link.
  4. Send the video link to the recipients through email, messaging apps, or any other secure communication method.

Personal Insight: Sharing the video link is the most common way to give access to a private video on YouTube. However, make sure to only share the link with trustworthy individuals, as they will have full access to the video and can share it further if they choose to.

Step 3: Grant Access to YouTube Accounts

If you want to give access to specific YouTube accounts, you can add them to the video’s access list. This ensures that only those accounts can view the private video. To grant access to YouTube accounts, follow these steps:

  1. Go back to the video details page in YouTube Studio.
  2. Under the “Video Elements” section, click on “Access.”
  3. In the “Add permissions” box, enter the email addresses or YouTube channel URLs of the accounts you want to grant access to.
  4. Select the appropriate level of access (Viewer, Commenter, or Editor) for each account.
  5. Click on “Invite” to send the access invitation.

Personal Insight: Granting access to specific YouTube accounts gives you more control over who can view and interact with your private video. You can revoke access at any time if needed.


Sharing a private video on YouTube allows you to keep your content secure while sharing it with specific individuals or groups. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily upload a video, set it as private, and share it securely. Remember to always be conscious of who you are sharing the video with and regularly review access permissions to maintain privacy.

Now, go ahead and share your personal and confidential videos confidently using YouTube’s private sharing feature!