Save yourself time with a default video description and other details on every upload.
It can time consuming entering a video description for every video you upload to YouTube. What if you could set an upload default so your video description already contains template text filled in for you? Luckily YouTube allows you to do this, although the setting to do so is quite hidden within your YouTube Studio.
Why set YouTube Upload Defaults?
YouTube upload defaults can be really useful if you have that perfect video description with all your social handles, affiliate links, subscribe link and links to playlists and other info already filled in. Copy and pasting this into every upload is time consuming, so instead you can set it as an upload default so it automatically appears when you upload new videos to YouTube.
It’s not just the video description you can set an upload default for either, you can set it for the video title, the visibility (public/private/unlisted), tags and other information.
What can I set an upload default for?
You can set an upload default for the following in your YouTube studio:
- Title of your video (such as a prefix if all your videos contain a similar title)
- The video description (this is the most common one)
- The visibility of the video (Setting it as public, unlisted or private)
- The license of the video
- The category of the video (useful if you upload lots of videos with the same category rather than it defaulting to ‘People and Blogs’)
- The original language of the video
- The caption certificate
- Whether or not to allow comments on the video
- Whether or not the user can view ratings for the video
So how do you do it?
Setting your upload defaults is easy.
Just log in to the YouTube channel that you wish to set them for and click your profile photo / channel icon in the top right corner of the page.
Select YouTube Studio from the drop down menu. If you already in the YouTube Studio, the option will not be in the drop down menu.
Once in the YouTube Studio (As indicated by a change of URL to studio.youtube.com) click the Settings button in the bottom left hand corner. If you are on a responsive screen the word Settings may not be visible, and you’ll want to click on the cog / gear icon.
In the pop-up that appears choose the Upload Defaults option on the left hand side.
From this page you can set your upload defaults for the Basic Info of your video, such as the title, description, visibility and tags. To change all of the other information and set upload defaults, you need to select the Advanced Settings tab at the top of the pop-up window.
Once you have finished entering your upload defaults, click the Save button to save your changes and close the pop-up.
That’s it! Now, when you go to the Upload page and choose a video from your computer, you will see that the information you entered about the video in the Upload Defaults is already there, saving you time.