The YouTube Video Manager | Tech Help for Churches

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On today’s Tech Help for Churches, The YouTube Video Manager

If you have more than a couple of videos, the the YouTube video manager is a great place to tweak their metadata in bulk.

It’s divided into the following sections: Videos, live videos, playlists, shows, and copyright notices.

Video: Lists all your videos and allows you to monetize, change privacy, change licenses, delete, and add to playlists all in bulk. In addition, it gives you an overview of your analytics.

Live videos: Shows you past live videos with the same options as the videos tab, but also allows you to schedule new live videos as well. I’ve talked before about why I think YouTube live isn’t all that great for churches, but if you’re using it anyway, this is a good place to schedule those.

Playlists: This is where you manage, create, & edit playlists.

Shows: This is the hard way to do playlists with few advantages. I’ll continue to research this section to see if I’m missing something, but it feels like either an abandoned idea or one that isn’t yet fully built out.

Copyright notices: View copyright claims and remove the offending song here.

This is perhaps one of the most useful sections in the creator studio, so make sure you take a look at it, especially if you have more than a few videos on YouTube.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.