Navigating YouTube [Desktop Version]

Login to you YouTube Channel

  • Log into you Google Account >
    • Go to YouTube.com >
    • When available; Select [My channel] from the left navigation
  • In the upper right; select your user icon >
    • Select [My Channel]

Return to the home [My Channel]

  • Select the main [YouTube] icon at the top of the page >
    • In the upper right; select your user icon >
      • Select [My Channel] when available
    • OR [Creator Studio] when available >
      • Select the [VIEW CHANNEL] link located top center
    • When available; Select [My channel] from the left navigation

Switch from [CREATOR STUDIO] to [CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL]

  • From [CREATOR STUDIO]; Select [DASHBOARD] from the left navigation >
  • Select the [VIEW CHANNEL] link located top center >
  • Select the [CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL] button

Switch from [CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL] to [CREATOR STUDIO]

  • From [CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL}; Select [My channel] from the left navigation >
  • Select the [CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL] button

Upload Video

  • Select the [Underlined up Arrow] icon at the top of most menus

*NOTE: For default upload settings; select [CREATOR STUDIO] > [CHANNELS] > [Upload Defaults]

Create Playlist

  • From [My Channel]; Select the [CREATOR STUDIO] button >
    • Select the [Videos] from the left menu >
    • Select the [Playlist] from the left menu >
    • Select the [+New playlist] button found towards the top
  • From [My Channel]; Select the [CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL] button >
    • Select the [Playlist] from the center menu above the videos >
    • Select the [+New playlist] button found towards the top

Create & Edit Channel Setting [CUSTOMIZE CHANNELS]

  • Customize Featured Content
    • Add featured video or playlist
    • Modify featured video or playlist
    • Add Sections
    • Modify Sections
  • From [My Channel]; Select the [CUSTOMIZE CHANNELS] button >

Edit Videos [CREATOR STUDIO] > [VIDEO MANAGER]

  • Customize Video Content
    • Info & Settings
    • Enhancements
    • Audio
    • End screen & Annotations
    • Cards
    • Subtitles / CC
    • Download MP4
    • Promote
    • Delete
  • From [My Channel]; Select the Select [CREATOR STUDIO] >
    • From the left menu; Select [VIDEO MANAGER] >
    • From the left menu; Select [Videos]

*Note: to brand videos; Select > [CREATOR STUDIO] > [CHANNEL] > [BRANDING]

Edit Playlists [CREATOR STUDIO] > [VIDEO MANAGER]

  • Add Videos
  • Edit Playlist settings
    • Privacy [Show or Hide]
    • Ordering
    • Embedding
    • Auto add
    • Collaborate
  • From [My Channel]; Select the Select [CREATOR STUDIO] >
    • From the left menu; Select [VIDEO MANAGER] >
    • From the left menu; Select [Playlists]

Manage Community Items [CREATOR STUDIO] > [COMMUNITY]

  • Comments
  • Messages
  • Subscribers
  • Community settings
  • Credits
  • From [My Channel]; Select the Select [CREATOR STUDIO] >
    • From the left menu; Select [COMMUNITY]

Manage Channel Settings [CREATOR STUDIO] > [CHANNEL]

  • Status and Features
  • Monetization
  • Upload Defaults
  • Featured content
  • Branding [Watermark]
  • Advanced
    • Advertisements
    • AdWords account linking
    • Associated website
    • Channel recommendations
    • Subscriber counts
  • From [My Channel]; Select the Select [CREATOR STUDIO] >
    • From the left menu; Select [CHANNEL]

 View YouTube Analytics [CREATOR STUDIO] > [ANALYTICS]

  • YouTube Specific Analytics
  • From [My Channel]; Select the Select [CREATOR STUDIO] >
    • From the left menu; Select [ANALYTICS]

*Note separate from YouTube Analytics, YouTube can be added as a property in a standard Google Analytics account:  To add YouTube as a property to an existing Google Analytics account

  • Create a new property in Google Analytics
  • Add the property tracking ID in YouTube: [CREATOR STUDIO] > [CHANNEL] > [ADVANCED]

Configure Translations & Transcriptions [CREATOR STUDIO] > [TRANSLATIONS & TRANSCRIPTIONS]

  • Community translations
  • From [My Channel]; Select the Select [CREATOR STUDIO] >
    • From the left menu; Select [TRANSLATIONS & TRANSCRIPTIONS]

Download Open Use Music & Sound Effects [CREATOR STUDIO] > [CREATE]

  • From [My Channel]; Select the Select [CREATOR STUDIO] >
    • From the left menu; Select [CREATE]

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