How to Make YouTube Video Unlisted

Anyone who has an unlisted video link can see and share it.

Let’s say, you created an unlisted video, and you share its link with A. A shared the link with B and C. Now, you, A, B and C can view the unlisted video.

I hope you got the point. Let’s see the difference between YouTube unlisted and private.

Unlisted vs. Private

Anyone who has the link to the unlisted video can see it. Only the persons allowed by the video uploader can see the private video and no one else.

Private videos do not have comments. However, unlisted videos do have comments.

However, both of them cannot be shown in:

Subscriber feed

Your channel

Search results (the unlisted video does not show in search results until anyone adds it to the public playlist)

Recommendations and related videos

Without further ado, let’s see the steps to make an unlisted video on YouTube (PC)YouTube app (Android) and YouTube Studio (Android).

Make an Unlisted YouTube Video

Click on “Upload” icon.

Now, you can see a drop-down list. Open it and select “Unlisted.”

Unlisted option is selected in the drop-down list

That is all. All are done. The video you are going to upload will be an unlisted video.

After you successfully uploaded the video, you can share the video link with anyone you want. Also, keep in mind that you can embed the unlisted video.

Make an Individual YouTube Video Unlisted

Go to Video Manager.

Find the video you want to make unlisted. Click on “Edit” button under that video title.

Under “Basic info” tab, you can see a drop-down list which is beside video title.

Open that drop-down list and select “Unlisted.”

Click on “Save changes” button.

Save changes button

Make Multiple YouTube Videos Unlisted

Select the videos which you want to make as unlisted by clicking on the checkbox beside them.

Open “Actions” drop-down list and then select “Unlisted.”

Unlisted option

In the confirmation popup, select the checkbox and then click “Yes, submit” button.

Confirmation popup with the checkbox selected

Make All YouTube Videos Unlisted

By default, Video Manager shows 30 videos on a page. If you have 30 videos or below, follow the below steps:

Select the checkbox beside “Actions” drop-down list.

Now, open “Actions” drop-down list and then click “Unlisted.”

In the confirmation popup, select the checkbox and then click “Yes, submit” button.

If you have more than 30 videos, follow the below steps:

Select the checkbox beside “Actions” drop-down list. Now, you can see “Select all your videos” link. Click on it.

Click on Actions drop-down list and then click on “Unlisted.”

Select the checkbox and then click “Yes, submit” button in the confirmation popup.

Make Individual YouTube Video Unlisted Using YouTube App

Open YouTube app.

Tap Library > My videos.

Find the video you want to make unlisted and then click on Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) beside it.

Click on “Edit.”

Now, scroll down until you see a drop-down list beneath “Privacy.” Open that drop-down list and then select “Unlisted.”

Unlisted option is selected

Click on the icon at the top right corner.

Make Individual YouTube Video Unlisted Using YouTube Studio

Open YouTube Studio app.

Tap Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) > Videos.

Find and tap the video you want to as Unlisted.

Hit “Pencil” icon at the top.

Scroll down until you see a drop-down list under “Privacy.” Open the drop-down list and then select “Unlisted.”

Hit “Save” at the top.

Save option in YouTube Studio app

Also see:

How to Add and Remove Videos from Watch Later ​​​​Playlist

How to Enable Incognito on YouTube

How to See Your Subscribers on YouTube


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