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How to Premiere a Video on YouTube

If you have a decent number of subscribers, you might want to premiere a video on YouTube.

YouTube premieres allow you and your subscribers to watch your video in real-time.

A premiere also allows your subscribers to set reminders, chat in a live chat, and send comments.

As soon as the video is premiered, it will be shown in your subscribers’ feeds.

In addition, your subscribers will be able to interact with it.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to premiere a video on YouTube to build hype among your subscribers.

How to premiere a video on YouTube

To premiere a video on YouTube, you need to open YouTube on a desktop, upload a video, and set the video as premiere under the “Visibility” settings.

After you’ve set the video as premiere, the video will be premiered immediately or on a specific date.

Premieres can be scheduled like normal videos, so you don’t have to premiere a video immediately.

Like how’d you normally schedule a video, click on the “Schedule” option and set the date that you want to schedule the video.

After you’ve set a date, you’ll see a “Set as Premiere” option where you can enable.

If you don’t want to schedule the video, you can simply publish the video with the “Set as Premiere” option enabled.

This will instantly premiere the video so that you and your subscribers can watch it in real-time.

Here’s how to premiere a video on YouTube:

  1. Open YouTube on a desktop and upload a video
  2. Navigate to “Visibility”
  3. Schedule the video and enable “Set as Premiere”

1. Open YouTube on a desktop and upload a video

Create video YouTube

Open YouTube on a desktop > Create > Upload videos.

To begin with, open YouTube on a desktop.

You won’t be able to premiere a video on mobile as the “Set as Premiere” option is not available on the YouTube app.

Once you’re on YouTube, you’ll see a recorder icon on the top navigation bar.

When you hover over the icon, you’ll see a “Create” caption.

Click on the recorder icon to upload a video to your channel.

Also, make sure that your video is saved on your computer.

If your video is saved on your mobile device, make sure to transfer it over to your computer.

After you’ve clicked on the recorder icon, click on “Upload videos” to upload a video.

Then, choose a video from your computer to upload it to YouTube.

YouTube will then process the video for uploading (this might take several minutes).

In the meantime, proceed to the next step to learn how to edit your video.

2. Navigate to “Visibility”

YouTube video visibility

Details > Video elements > Visibility.

Once you’ve uploaded the video, you’ll land on the details section.

In the details section, enter the title and description of the video.

Then upload/choose a thumbnail, and click on “Next”.

On the “Video elements” section, you can add an end screen or cards to your video.

Click on “Next” once you’re done adding them.

Next to the “Video elements” section is the “Visibility” section.

On the “Visibility” section, you’ll be able to set the privacy of your video.

You’ll also be able to schedule the video, publish it, or premiere it.

Move on to the last section to learn how to premiere the video (instantly or on a schedule).

3. Schedule the video and enable “Set as Premiere”

How to premiere a video on YouTube

Schedule > Date > Set as Premiere > enable.

Once you’re on the visibility section, you can choose when to publish it and modify its privacy settings.

If you want to publish and premiere the video immediately, select the “Save or publish” option.

Then, set the video to “Public”.

Below the privacy options, you’ll see a “Set as Premiere” option.

Make sure to enable to “Set as Premiere” option for the video to be premiered.

After you’ve enabled the option, publish the video by clicking on “Publish”.

As soon as you clicked on publish, the video will be instantly premiered and your subscribers will be able to watch it in real-time.

If you don’t want the video to be instantly premiered, you can schedule the video.

Simply select the “Schedule option and choose a date that you want to publish the video.

Then, enable the “Set as Premiere” option.

If the “Set as Premiere” option is not enabled, the video will not be premiered.

Hence, you need to make sure that the option is enabled.

If you scheduled your video for premiere, your subscribers will be able to see it on their feeds.

They will also be able to set a reminder of the premiere.

If your subscribers set a reminder of the premiere, they will be notified twice of it (30 minutes before the premiere, and once the video is premiered).

Congrats, you’ve learned how to premiere a video on YouTube!

Can anyone premiere a video on YouTube?

Yes, anyone can premiere a video on YouTube.

Unlike the YouTube Partner Program, there are no requirements needed for a creator to premiere a video.

You can do so by navigating to visibility > Save or publish > Public > Set as Instant Premiere.

This will instantly premiere the video on your subscribers’ feeds.

Should I premiere my YouTube videos?

You should premiere your YouTube video as it can generate hype, boost engagement with your subscribers, and increase your views.

Firstly, premiering a video will put it on your subscribers’ feeds.

Your subscribers will be able to set a reminder that will activate 30 minutes before the video is premiered.

Secondly, premieres allow you and your subscribers to interact with each other on a live-chat.

Lastly, premiering a video can increase your viewership in the first 24 hours because of your presence, and the live-chat.

Conclusion

Premieres are a great way to interact with your fans.

For example, if you’re uploading a music video, you can chat with your fans in the live chat.

Before the premiere, you can prompt your subscribers on the community tab to set a reminder for the video.

When your video is premiered, it’s important to be present in the live chat to connect with your fans.

After the premiere is over, your subscribers will be able to leave comments under the video like normal.

All in all, instead of publishing a video, you can choose to premiere it as it has more advantages.

Further Reading

How to See Who Subscribed to Your YouTube Channel

How to Fix YouTube Comments Not Loading

Why Is My YouTube Channel Under Review for Monetization?

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