How to Upload Videos to YouTube from Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone


Do you want to upload your favourite videos to YouTube directly from your Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone? Here is how to upload videos to YouTube from Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone and Nokia Lumia smartphones.

If you have updated your smartphone to the latest Windows Phone 8.1 version  then you can upload videos to your YouTube account directly from your smartphone. Earlier Windows Phone users did not have any option to upload videos to YouTube directly from your phone and the only option was using your PC for the same.

Upload to YouTube is a free Windows Phone app allows the users to upload videos to YouTube from your phone. This app can be downloaded from Windows Phone store . Apart from the ability to upload videos to YouTube, this app also allows you to upload videos in the background without waiting until the upload completes.

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Method 1: Upload Videos to YouTube using Internet explorer 11.

If you don’t want to use any third-party app for uploading videos then you can use your smartphone default web browser Internet explorer to upload videos. Here is how you can do it.

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer 11.

Step 2: Login to YouTube account.

Step 3: Go to

Step 4: Tap on Select files to upload.

Step 5: Browse and select video that you want to upload.

Step 6: Wait until uploading completes.

Note: Do not lock your screen or press back button while the uploading is in progress.

Method 2: Upload Videos using Upload to YouTube App on Windows Phone

Step 1: Download and Install Upload to YouTube from Windows Phone store. 

Step 2: Open/Launch the app and tap on Pick Video icon.

Step 3: Now browse for the video you wish to upload and select it.

Step 4: Now you need to provide details like title, category, and description about the video including visibility.


Step 5:  Once you enter the details, tap on Upload.

Step 6: Enter your YouTube account details if asked.

Step 7: Video will start uploading, wait until it completes.


Step 8: Once done, you will receive a success notification.


 By following any of these methods, you can upload videos to YouTube from your Windows Phone account. Do let us know if you have any better alternative for the same.

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