This wikiHow teaches you how to access private videos on YouTube. If you don't upload or have permission to view the video, you can't access it. If you have private videos, you can access them via the “Creator Studio” section. If you're invited to watch a private video, you'll usually receive an invitation email with a link to the video. However, you need to be signed in to your Google account in order to watch private videos.
Method 1 of 2: Accessing Your Own Private Videos on YouTube
Step 1. Visit https://www.youtube.com/ via a web browser
You can use any browser you like.
If you are not logged into your account, click the " Sign In " button in the upper right corner of the screen. After that, sign in to your account using your Google account email address and password
Step 2. Click the profile photo
It's in the top-right corner of the YouTube webpage. A pull-down menu will be displayed.
Step 3. Click Creator Studio
This option is the second option on the pull-down menu.
Step 4. Click View All in the "Videos" box
This box displays all the videos you have uploaded. Private videos are marked by a lock icon next to them.
Method 2 of 2: Opening Invitations to Private Videos
Step 1. Check email
Open the email application you are using. Invitations to watch private videos will be sent via email. If you don't receive the invitation email, check your “Social” or “Spam” folder. If it's still not available, it's possible that you didn't receive an invitation from the video owner.
Step 2. Click the invitation email
Usually, emails have a subject like " [Owner username] has shared a video with you on YouTube ".
Step 3. Click the YouTube logo with the ellipsis symbol
The email from YouTube includes a large photo of the YouTube logo, but with three dots instead of the rotate triangle icon. Click the image to watch the linked video on YouTube.
Step 4. Sign in to your YouTube or Google account
If it doesn't automatically sign in, type in the email address or phone number and password of the Google account you use on YouTube to watch private videos.