How to upload video from Google Drive to YouTube

YouTube has slowly become a mainstream platform for independent creators. Currently, people upload 500 hours of video content every minute and research shows each visitor spends 11m 24s per day on average. Thus, you can upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube. Let’s see how easy it is to upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube.

How do you upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube without downloading them?

To upload a video to YouTube from Google Drive, follow the below steps:

1. First, you need to go to photos.google.com.

2. At the upper center of the page, you’ll see the Upload button. Click it.

how to upload videos from google drive to youtube

3. Then, on the pop-up, select Google Drive.

upload videos from google drive to youtube

4. select the videos you want to upload to YouTube.

Note: You can find all the new videos in the Recent tab, or if it’s shared, you can easily find them in the Shared with Me tab. See the screenshot below for your reference.

how to upload a video from google drive to youtube

5. Now, you can select the videos that must be transferred to YouTube from the list.

6. Now that we’re done with the steps in Google Drive, let’s move on to the YouTube part. We need to transfer the videos from Google Drive to YouTube.

Note: You must access the old YouTube upload classic to do this.

7. To access it, go to www.youtube.com/upload.

You should see a button on the upper right corner that says “Upload with Classic. “

8. A pop-up instruction tells you about their new uploader; click the Go to Legacy Uploader and skip to the feedback form.

9. When you’re in the upload classic, there will be an Import Videos on the right corner of the page. Click the Import button.

10. Select the videos that you want to upload on YouTube. Once you’re done selecting, click Select at the bottom left corner of the page.

It may take a few minutes to upload. Then, you can rename the title and edit the description per your requirements.

Note: Access to classic mode is mandatory to perform the above steps. If you don’t have access to the classic editor, you should choose the traditional way of downloading and uploading the video manually.

But this traditional way of uploading can be painful, as said before. So, let’s explore a few other flexible ways to achieve this.

Youtube Uploader – Google Drive Extension to upload files from Google Drive to Youtube

You can get this uploader extension from the marketplace

Get it from –  https://gsuite.google.com/marketplace/app/youtube_uploader_for_dropbox_drive/872238254327

This app lets you upload Dropbox, MS OneDrive, and Google Drive video files directly to YouTube. You can upload your video files to YouTube in batches and very easily without using the YouTube web interface.

How to upload files from Google Drive to YouTube using the extension?

Follow the below steps to upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube using the Chrome extension

1. Click through the link https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-uploader-for-drop/bohlpmbngemggkpioibiahganclljlag and click on add to chrome button. Check out the screenshot below.

how to upload video to youtube from google drive

2. Now that the extension has been added to Chrome, click on the extension from the extension shortcut on the title bar.

3. The extension will allow uploading videos from Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Choose Google Drive from the list.

4. Select all the videos to be transferred and finally click Upload

Make sure you’ve given access to your channel before.

That’s it. It may take a few minutes to upload.

Upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube using transferring-videos.com

To upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube using transferring-videos.com, first, download the app from https://transferring-videos.com/. Then follow the below steps:

1. Create your account, and then in your dashboard, choose “From cloud option” and “Google Drive.”

2. The site will read your file and then ask you where you want to send it.

3. Choose YouTube, and then a pop-up will open to ask your permission to publish this video on your channel.

That’s it! Just three steps of magic.

You may like the following Google Drive tutorials:

Now that we have seen plenty of options available to upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube easily. Try anyone that suits you to simplify content creation easier and save time. Happy hacking!