If you have ever uploaded a video to YouTube you may have noticed that videos are automatically set to public by default. While it is possible to modify the default visibility of the video under upload defaults in the channel settings, most users probably have not done so and may have been surprised that their videos were publicly available, at least for a while. This can happen if the video upload has already finished but you have not changed the visibility of the video to private or unlisted yet.
Even if you had the intention to make the video public, you may have noticed that the video was already uploaded and available while you were still filling out the video information on the upload page. This too may have led to all kinds of issues that are better to be avoided.
YouTube today announced that it has modified the process. While public remains the default setting for all videos that you upload, all videos that you do upload are set to private automatically until you tell Google explicitly to publish the video. This resolves several issues that some content creators experienced in the past.
It may on the other hand mean that some YouTube users may wonder why their videos do not get published anymore automatically on the site after the upload.
Note that the change is going to be rolled out starting next week. Let me show you how to change the visibility of all videos on YouTube.
YouTube users can now also receive notification emails when their videos are processed and available on the video hosting site. Instead of having to refresh the page until the video is displayed on it, it is now possible to receive emails that notify users when their videos have been completely uploaded and processed. The feature will be rolled out this week and you should see a notification on your video dashboard or the video upload page the next time you open it (if the feature is already available to you).
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