How To Change Category On YouTube Video? [in 2022]

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Although it is not the most important factor in YouTube SEO or in the YouTube recommendation algorithm, you can set and later change the category of a YouTube video.

In this YouTube video tutorial, we are going to show you how to change categories on a YouTube video.

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How to change category of a YouTube video?

Here is how to change category of a YouTube video:

  1. Open and sign in to YouTube video
  2. Click on ‘Content’ on the left sidebar
  3. Search for the video you want to change the YouTube category of
  4. Click on that video
  5. Scroll down to Category
  6. Change the category to another YouTube categorychange category on a YouTube video
  7. Click on ‘Save’.

If you have gone through these steps, the category of the YouTube video should be changed to something else.

How to change a category of a YouTube channel?

Although you can’t change the category of a YouTube channel, you can set a default YouTube video category to a YouTube channel.

Here is how to change this default YouTube video category:

  1. Open up YouTube Studio
  2. Click on Settings on the left sidebar
  3. Select ‘Upload defaults’ on the left
  4. Then click on the ‘Advanced Settings’ tab
  5. Scroll down a little bit
  6. Add a default YouTube video category
  7. Click on ‘Save’

From now on, when you upload a new YouTube video, the category of the YouTube video will be set as this upload default.

Of course, you can change this category for a specific video any time you want.

Can’t change category of a YouTube video

If you can’t change the category of a YouTube video, make sure you check out your YouTube channel permission level.

Not everyone who has access to the YouTube channel should be able to edit existing YouTube videos.

Also make sure to click on the ‘Save’ button before closing the browser tabs, so the changes you made to the YouTube video category will get saved.

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