YouTube is easy to enjoy on many different mobile phones today since more and more devices are set up for ideal video viewing. However, some phones are more well-designed than others when it comes to not only watching YouTube videos but also uploading and sharing content on the site. The Motorola DEFY is one of those phones that really makes YouTube easy.
Getting into YouTube
If you haven’t already figured it out, you can easily get into YouTube by pressing the centre button (next to the dialler) on your phone to bring up your MENU and then selecting the YouTube option.
Tip: Create a YouTube Account
Although you can watch YouTube videos on the phone without an account, the other features for enjoying the service do require you to have an account. If you don’t already have one, set one up now using the phone itself. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press MENU in YouTube.
- Select “my account”.
- Look for the link that says: ”Don’t have a YouTube account? Touch here to create one”. Press that link.
- Fill in the form to create an account.
- Select “I accept” to complete the account creation process.
Watching YouTube Videos
Explore all of the different options available to you for watching YouTube videos in order to get the most enjoyment out of them.
For example, you can search for a specific video. Inside of YouTube, press MENU and then “search”. Enter the text that you want to search for and press “search” again. For example, enter “Tweet It” to find the popular social media video that parodies a Michael Jackson song.
Don’t have a specific video in mind that you want to watch? Browsing through videos is another option. Within YouTube, press MENU and select “categories”. From here, you can choose the type of category that you want to browse through. For example, you might want to watch all of the most recent videos or all of the videos that are most viewed on the site at the current time.
Sharing YouTube Videos
There are two ways that you can share videos on YouTube. The first is to share a video that is already on the site. The second is to upload your own video for viewing and sharing.
To share a video that is already on the site, do the following:
- Go to the video.
- Press MENU.
- Select “share”. The item will be shared via email so you need to fill in the appropriate email information (such as recipient and message).
- Press “send”.
To upload your own video, press MENU and “upload”. Find the video on your phone that you want to upload and touch it. Edit the tags, access right, title and description of the video as you see fit. Press “upload”. The video will go to the site and you can share it like you would normally.
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