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How to share a private YouTube video?

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Billions of videos have been uploaded by users on Youtube ever since it launched in 2005 but not all of these are appear in searches or feeds of people. Youtube allows creators to set their videos to Public, Private or Unlist them.

If a video on Youtube is set to Private, only the uploader and anyone they invite to view the video has access to the video. It will otherwise not appear in recommendations, search, feed or anywhere else on Youtube.

Private Youtube videos also can’t be shared using the link. The uploader has to invite people to watch the video. Also, comments are not allowed on Private Youtube videos. You can learn the difference between the three privacy settings for Youtube videos in our article here.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of sharing a Private Youtube video with someone in four easy steps.

Also read: How to disable Restricted mode on YouTube?

Sharing a Private YouTube video

Login to your account on and follow the steps mentioned below to share a private video that you’ve uploaded.

Step 1: Click on your channel’s icon/profile picture at the top-right of the page. Then from the dropdown menu, click on YouTube Studio.

How to share a private YouTube video? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: On the Youtube Studio page, click on the Videos option from the side panel to the left. Then click on the private Youtube video that you want to share.

How to share a private YouTube video? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: On the next (Video details) page, click on the triple-dot menu icon towards the right (refer to the screenshot below). Then select Share Privately from the dropdown options.

How to share a private YouTube video? | Candid.Technology

Step 4: Enter the email addresses of the people with whom you want to share your private Youtube video and then click on the Save and go back to YouTube Studio button.

How to share a private YouTube video? | Candid.Technology

An invitation will be sent to the email addresses you’ve entered above and they’ll be able to view your private video using the link in that email.

Also read: How to see your subscribers on YouTube?



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