The first in our series of ’How to’ social networking guides focusses on using a mobile phone to upload a video to YouTube. For those among us who mostly use our mobiles for making calls and sending the odd text, the notion of uploading a photo or video can seem a bit daunting. Fear not! It’s really much, much easier than it looks, as this quick how-to guide using two of the most popular sites will show. Think of it as cut out and keep without the dotted line and scissors!
Uploading a video to YouTube
1. Create an account or mobile profile with YouTube
You can do this from your phone but if you don’t have a high speed connection or low data rates it could be a bit time or cash-consuming. If you know you want to upload, it’ll just take seconds to do this on a computer, so why not do it now?
You’ll be given a dedicated YouTube email address that will look something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you already have a YouTube account, just edit it to add a mobile profile; if not you’ll have to create an account first.
2. Send your video to the email address by MMS
Yes, that’s really it. You just send a multimedia message to that email address at YouTube and the upload will start. To edit video information you will need to go in and browse the site later so again, you may find it’s more efficient to do this from a computer.