How To Make A YouTube Video Unlisted? [in 2022]

If you want to make a YouTube video unlisted, you have two choices. You can either publish the YouTube video as unlisted immediately or you can also change a public or private YouTube video to an unlisted video later.

In this YouTube tutorial, we are going to show you both ways to make a YouTube video unlisted.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

How to make a YouTube video unlisted?

Here is how to make a YouTube video unlisted:

  1. Open YouTube Studio
  2. Click on the ‘Content’ page.
  3. Search for the video.
  4. In the visibility column, click on the down arrow.
  5. Select ‘Unlisted’make youtube video unlisted
  6. Click on ‘Save’

How to publish an unlisted YouTube video?

You can also make a YouTube video unlisted before sharing it with a public.

Here is how to publish an unlisted YouTube video:

  1. Open YouTube Studio.
  2. Click on the ‘Create’ button.
  3. Upload the video.
  4. Add the title, description, etc. to the video
  5. Go to the Visibility tab,
  6. Select the ‘Unlisted’ option.publish unlisted youtube video
  7. Then just click on ‘Save’.

The YouTube video should be live and everyone with the link can watch the unlisted video.

You can get a shareable link by going to the ‘Content’ tab, searching for the video, clicking on the three dots and selecting ‘Get shareable link’.

Make an unlisted YouTube video public again

Fortunately, if you change your mind, you can make an unlisted video public, any time you want.

Here is how to make an unlisted YouTube video public again.

  1. Open YouTube Studio
  2. Click on the ‘Content’ page.
  3. Search for the video.
  4. In the visibility column, click on the down arrow.
  5. Select ‘Public
  6. Click on ‘Save’

Why should you make a YouTube video unlisted?

Here are the most common reasons why you would want to make your YouTube video unlisted:

  • if you want to share the YouTube video with a lot of people, but you don’t want to add their email addresses one by one or you don’t know everyone’s email address
  • you are not afraid that someone will get access to the video before it would become a public YouTube video.
  • if you feel embarrassed about the video, but you don’t want to lose the comments, the analytics data the video. So it is a great alternative to deleting a YouTube video.
  • you want to delete the video, but you want to recover. Making a video unlisted will remove the video from anyone who doesn’t have a direct link to the video.

If you want to get more details about the difference of public, private and unlisted YouTube videos, check out the tutorials below.

FAQ – How to Make a YouTube Video Unlisted?

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