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Tip #9: Upload Videos from Your Mobile Phone

Here's another cool and convenient way to post videos to YouTube: Use your mobile phone.

If your cell phone has a built-in video camera, you can upload videos directly from that phone without first copying them to your PC. All you have to do is set up YouTube's mobile upload options and then email your videos to the YouTube site.

To configure YouTube for your mobile phone, click the My Account link at the top of any YouTube page. When your My Account page appears, scroll down to the Account Settings section and click the Mobile Upload Profiles link. On the next page, click the Create Mobile Profile button.

Next you'll see the Create Mobile Upload Profile page. Supply the necessary information—the profile name, video title, whether you want the filename or date appended to the video title, a short description of the profile, whether your mobile videos should be public or private, tags for your mobile videos, a category for your videos, people you want to share them with, and how you want to be notified when the upload is complete. Click the Create Profile button, and your profile is created.

The profile you create includes the email address to which you should send your mobile videos. Typically it's a series of numbers followed by @mms.youtube.com. Make a note of this address and enter it into your mobile phone's address book.

To upload a video from your mobile phone, start by recording the video on your phone; then email the video to the @mms.youtube.com address. You'll be notified via email or text message when YouTube has received the email and begun processing the video. You can then go to YouTube's website and edit specific information about the newly uploaded video.

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