To upload a video to YouTube, you must have a Google account. A Google account will also let you access Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and many other services.
Option 1: Have an existing Google account.
If you use Gmail or other Google services, you already have a Google account and can sign into YouTube with your username and password.
If you already have a Google account, go to "Option 1: Login to Google" below.
Option 2: Create a Google account.
If you do not already have a Google account, go to "Option 2: Create a Google Account" below.
Step 1: Go to Google, click the "Sign in" button.
Step 2: Click "Create an account"
Step 3: Follow the directions for entering your information.
Step 5: A new box will appear, click the "Next step" button.
Congratulations! You are now signed into Google (including YouTube) and ready to upload your video.
Substantial writing and other contributions were made to this guide by our 2018 LIT Summer Students, Chantal Bellmont and Doaa Mahrous.