How to Upload Video from Google Drive to YouTube

If you use Google drive, have you ever thought about how easy it would be to upload videos to YouTube from Google Drive? Well, now you can! In this article, I’ll show you how to upload video from Google Drive to YouTube step by step.

YouTube is probably the most used entertainment website of them all, and every day millions of people consume an insane amount of content on YouTube. This is why YouTube seems to be a lucrative option to many people who are looking to make a name for themselves.

When it comes to uploading videos on YouTube from Google Drive, many people find it a bit confusing. Unfortunately, due to the Youtube Studio Program, many things got changed, and uploading videos was utterly disabled from Google Drive to Youtube.

However, still, you can upload videos to Youtube from Google Drive by following the discussed method in the article.

How to Upload Video from Google Drive to YouTube

Google Drive and YouTube are part of the Google G-Suite, and Google Drive is one of the best places for storing your videos if you are a frequent uploader. However, as discussed before, there is no direct support from Youtube. So, we will be doing this with the help of the Chrome extension. 

Don’t worry; you don’t have to pay anything as they are free of cost.

Follow the mentioned steps to upload videos to Youtube from Google Drive.

Step 1: Firstly, log in to your google drive account on your PC or laptop.

Step 2: Now, add the extension on your Chrome browser: YouTube Uploader for Drive

youtube uploader for dropbox drive

Step 3: After you have added the extension successfully, visit the website by clicking the button present on the right side.

Then, click on GoogleDrive to log in with your Youtube email and authorize the website access so that you can directly select and upload videos. 

log in google drive for access

Step 4: From here, you have two options to upload videos to youtube from google drive. Both the options will lead you to the “YouTube Uploader for Drive” website.

First option: 

Go to Google Drive and locate the video file you want to upload. Then, select the file, right-click on it, and choose the Open with>Youtube Uploader for Drive

open with youtube uploader for dropbox drive

Your video will be selected on the extension’s website and from there, click on “Add to Upload List,” and it will add your video file to the queue. Once added, now click on the “Upload to Youtube” option, and it will start the uploading process as per your internet speed.

upload videos to youtube from google drive

Second option:

Directly visit the extension’s website and click on the “Google Drive” option. It will open a dialog box from where you can select the video files present on your Google Drive account to upload on Youtube.

select the video from google drive

Once you have found your video file, select and click on the “Select” button option. It will be listed on selected files as shown in the image. Lastly, click on “Add to Upload List” and “Upload to Youtube .” Your video file will start uploading to Youtube.

upload videos to youtube from google drive

Download YouTube videos to Google Drive

Can you download YouTube videos directly to Google Drive? Although it might not seem possible initially, there is a way using which you can download YouTube videos directly to Google Drive. 

Just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit the Google Chrome Web Store on your Google Chrome browser.

Step 2: Search and download the Save to Google Drive extension. Once downloaded, install this extension.

save to google drive extension

Now, click on the Extensions icon and pin the extension for easy access on the browser.

pin the chrome extension

Step 3: Once the extension is installed successfully, open your Google Drive, and create a folder. Name this folder as “YouTube Downloads” to be remembered easily.

Step 4: Right-click on the “Save to Google Drive” extension and choose “Options.”

save to google drive options

Step 5: Now, select the “Change Destination Folder,” choose the “YouTube Downloads” folder, and click on the select option.

change the destination folder

Step 6: Now open YouTube on your browser, and copy the URL of the video you want to save on Google Drive.

copy the youtube url

Step 7: Visit a video downloader website such as “” and paste the copied URL to download the video.

paste the url video to savenet

Step 8: You need to right-click on the download button and choose the option “Save Link to Google Drive” to download Youtube videos to Google Drive.

download youtube videos to google drive

Step 9: Your downloading will begin and be automatically saved in the destination folder you created in Google Drive.

Step 10: Lastly, open your Google Drive to preview, share, and embed.

Final Thoughts

In this article, I have discussed everything you need to know about how to upload video from Google Drive to YouTube. In addition, I have discussed the method of doing the same in detail so that you don’t face any difficulties.

It is worth noting that uploading videos from Google Drive to YouTube is a bit more complex process when compared to uploading videos to YouTube from your device locally. Resultantly, if you are facing any issues in uploading videos to YouTube from Google Drive, do let me know, and I will help you out.

In the meantime, you can also expand your knowledge and learn the steps needed for uploading photos and videos to Google Drive from your smartphone.

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