How To Schedule YouTube Videos? [in 2023]

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If you find out the best time to post a YouTube video, then it makes sense to schedule the YouTube video to that specific date and time.

In this YouTube tutorial, we are going to explain and show how to schedule YouTube videos so the YT videos can go live when most people are online and are most likely to watch the YouTube video.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

How to schedule YouTube videos?

Here is how to schedule a YouTube video:

  1. Open YouTube Studio
  2. Click on the ‘Create’ button
  3. Upload the video
  4. Add the title, description, thumbnail, etc.
  5. On the ‘Visibility’ tab select ‘Schedule’.how to schedule youtube videos
  6. Select the date and time you want your YouTube video to be scheduled.
  7. Click on the ‘Schedule’ button.

As you can see, you can also set a scheduled premiere of your YouTube video. YouTube video premiere is a great feature that you can take advantage of.

When you schedule a YouTube video with the premiere feature, the watch page of the video will be public and people can comment on the video and you can also share the video and get some initial engagement to the video before it would go live.

I Can’t schedule YouTube video

If you can’t schedule the YouTube video, the most likely reason is that you haven’t verified your YouTube channel yet.

Here you can learn more about YouTube channel verification:

  • How to verify a YouTube account? (Tobepublished)

Once you have verified your YouTube channel, you should be able to schedule YouTube videos.

Schedule YouTube video with a 3rd party app

If you want to schedule videos from a social media scheduler, you can easily do that. Most of the social media schedulers support scheduling YouTube videos.

The YouTube scheduler list includes:

  • Hootsuite
  • Loomly
  • Agorapulse
  • Sendible
  • Sprout Social

Reschedule a scheduled YouTube video

If you change your mind, you can also reschedule the YoUTube video to another time.

Here is how to reschedule a scheduled YouTube video:

  1. Open the YouTube studio
  2. Click on ‘Content’ on the left column.
  3. Search for the video you want to reschedule.
  4. Under the visibility column, click on the down arrow.
  5. Add the new time and date.
  6. Click ‘Schedule’

Publish a scheduled YouTube video

If you want to publish a scheduled video immediately, you can also do that:

  1. Open the YouTube studio
  2. Click on ‘Content’ on the left column.
  3. Search for the video you want to reschedule.
  4. Under the visibility column, click on the down arrow.
  5. Select ‘Save and Publish’ and ‘Public’
  6. Click on the ‘Publish’ button

The scheduled YouTube video will be published immediately.

What is the best time to schedule videos?

The whole idea behind scheduling videos is that you can publish the video whenever it is the best time to do so.

It is worth analyzing when is the best time to go live with a video. You can find more about how to find this out here:

  • what is the best time to post a YouTube video? (Tobepublished)

Schedule live streams

We have written a separate YouTube tutorial, where we show you how to schedule YouTube live streams that you can check out here:

  • How to schedule YouTube Live Streams? (Tobepublished)

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