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Creating playlists and customizing your YouTube channel


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with Jess Stratton

Video: Creating playlists and customizing your YouTube channel

Hi. This week we're talking about YouTube. I've logged in to YouTube right now, and This is the landing page.
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Monday Productivity Pointers
9h 14m Appropriate for all Mar 25, 2013 Updated Apr 14, 2014

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In this series on productivity, author Jess Stratton takes you through the latest tools that will help you run your business and life more efficiently. Each installment covers a particular feature or technique in a different online tool, such as Google Apps, Skype, YouTube, Mint.com, Etsy, and more. Check back every Monday for tips on topics from recording and publishing video chats to managing your finances online.

Subjects:
Business Collaboration Productivity Home + Small Office Computer Skills (Mac) Computer Skills (Windows) Teacher Tools Education Student Tools
Software:
iOS
Author:
Jess Stratton

Creating playlists and customizing your YouTube channel

Hi. I'm Jess Stratton, and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. This week we're talking about YouTube. Now you may not realize it, but when you have a YouTube account, you get your own YouTube channel. That is, it's the landing page for you personally or for your company. You have your own URL that will take people to your channel. Now that URL can be a username that you can pick. Today I'm going to show you how to customize your channel and really make it your own. It can contain things like videos that you've favorited, videos that you've watched recently.

You can even feature videos to be on your channel's home page. You can even subscribe to other people's channels, and people can subscribe to yours. So they'll be notified as soon as you upload a new video. That's what we're going to cover today, so let's get started. I've logged in to YouTube right now, and I'm going to show you how you can start customizing your channel. This is the landing page. The first thing you'll notice is when I put my picture over this artwork, I get a pen icon. If I hover my mouse over that, I have two options: Edit links and Edit channel art.

This is a great place to start. The first thingyou can do is click Edit Links. Now, what that's going to let you do is put some links onto your own page so that people can find you. It's just a way to personalize it and make it your own. You can also add your social media things so people know how to find you on social media sites like Google and Twitter. At any time, you can come in there, edit it, and click Add to add more links. When you're all done, select Done.

You can also change your cover art. I'm going to come back to this and choose Edit channel art. You can select a photo from your computer, it has to be very long and very narrow. Or, you can select Gallery and chose from pre-selected photos. I've already picked one from the gallery, so let's move down. I can click this Settings button, which has the gear icon, and change some more things about my channel. For example, I can enable the browse view and disable it at any time.

I can also choose what is active on my feed. Your feed works kind of like a Google+ or Facebook feed. It posts to your feed when you do certain things. For example, when I add a video to a playlist, it'll be posted to my feed. However, I've unchecked like a video, so nobody will see when I like a certain video. I can uncheck or check these however I want. When I'm happy I can hitSsave or Go to channel to go back. If I want to see what my channel looks like to everybody else, I can select View As Public.

That will let me see my channel without all these settings and pen icon so that I can edit my channel. Moving down, we can then pick a channel trailer. Now, when somebody comes to your channel and they're not subscribed to your channel, your channel trailer will auto play for them. This is a video that you specify, that best describes to everybody what your channel is about. In this case, I don't have one, and that's okay. But these are all my uploaded videos, so I could choose one of these if I wanted to.

If you want to see what all your subscribed users will see, on this down arrow choose Subscriber view. Anybody who's subscribed to my channel won't see that trailer. This is what they'll see instead. Moving down, I can also add sections. Now, sections are things like recent uploads, any playlists that I've created. I can come down here and click Add a Section at any time and Add New Content. For example, I can add my popular uploads or any playlists or things that I've liked.

So, speaking of playlists, playlists are a great feature of YouTube. Playlists don't have to be videos that you've uploaded. They can be videos from around YouTube that you've made your own compilations of. To add a video to a playlist, browse around YouTube and find something that you like. And here on the lynda.com channel, I'll just find something here. I'll pick a video. And while I'm watching that video, in the Add To button down here, I can add to a playlist. I can either add it to an existing playlist or create a new one. I can make my playlist public or private.

For example, I can make it public so that it is on my channel for other people to see, or private so that its just for me. And then click Create Playlist. Now, I can add it to that playlist. I can come back to my channel, come down here to Add section. In my select content, I can choose a single playlist and find my new one. I can select Done, and now that video that I just added is on my channel. And now I can add any more videos I want to that playlist.

So, you can make tons of playlists with tons of videos, and get your custom channel all setup so that it accurately reflects who you are.

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