Saturday, November 29, 2014

Import videos from Google Photos to your YouTube channel

Update May 2015: you can now import videos from Google Photos to YouTube, both regular videos and automatic "Creations", whether you have a Google+ profile or not. The screen shots and links have been updated to reflect that change.

Uploading video to Google Photos is easy, especially using the Auto Backup option on your mobile device or desktop computer. You can even use Google Photos to combine images and video clips into your own movie creation. But Google Photos doesn't offer all the video editing, management and promotional tools you can find on YouTube. The solution? Import your videos from Google Photos to your YouTube channel.

Is your YouTube channel connected to your personal Google+ Profile or not connected to Google+ at all? You can import any video uploaded to your main Google account, including automatic movie Creations.

Is your YouTube channel connected to a Google+ Page for your brand or business? You can import any video uploaded to your Page or from any Google+ Profile that manages your Page.

Import is easy:
  1. Sign into YouTube with the Google account you want to import the videos from. To import your videos originally uploaded to your Google+ Page, you must sign in with your Page's username and password
  2. Switch to the YouTube channel you want to import your Google videos to.  If you want to import videos from your Google+ Profile or email identity to your Google+ Page-connected channel, you may need to switch channel identities.
  3. Open your channel's Upload page and click"Import from Google Photos" 
  4. Select the videos you want to import. Select from your Auto Backup, Albums or all videos. 
  5. Add metadata and update your videos' settings. Add a title and description, set privacy, enable monetization and more.
  6. Publish your video

Friday, November 21, 2014

Delete your Google+ YouTube Comments

If you posted a YouTube comment between November 6, 2013 and early August 2015, it's a Google+ comment. There are several ways you can delete Google+ YouTube comments on either your desktop computer or mobile device (deleting old pre-Google+ comments is a bit more complicated).

You can delete (or edit) Google+ YouTube comments in one of several ways:
  1. Delete the YouTube comment post from your Google+ Page or Profile
  2. Delete the comment from the YouTube video watch page
  3. Use the Google+ app or YouTube app to delete your comment on your phone or tablet
  4. Delete your entire Google+ Profile or Google+ Page to delete your YouTube comments and messages, Google+ posts, and more.
Note: YouTube is in the process of separating from Google+, if you posted a comment after July 2015, it can only be deleted on the video watch page or in the YouTube app.

Delete your old pre-Google+ YouTube comments

Have you ever posted a YouTube comment that you now regret? One you want - or need - to delete? As long as you can sign into the YouTube channel that posted the comment, you can delete it.

On November 6, 2013, YouTube switched to the current Google+-based comment system. That means that if you have been active on YouTube for more than a year, you probably posted comments using the old legacy comment system. Pre-Google+ comments cannot be edited, or directly replied to, but they can be deleted.

How to delete your pre-Google+ Legacy YouTube comments

You can delete old YouTube comments from a video's "ALL COMMENTS" page, as long as you are signed in as the channel that posted the comment.

Just follow the step-by-step directions below on your desktop computer.