The 4 Best Sites for Sharing Private Home Videos With Family and Friends

MakeUseOf | 8/8/2018 | Ryan Dube
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There are websites and social communities out there that let you share videos online with the entire world. But in many cases, you might only be interested in private video sharing with family and friends.

For this purpose, I’d like to share four of the best sites for sharing videos privately on the internet.

Case - YouTube - Service - Concept - Community

In the case of YouTube, the service is built around the concept of community video sharing. So, keeping your video private isn’t completely intuitive. But it is possible, and it’s effortless.

The first step: Upload your video.

YouTube - Video - Recorder - Icon - Right

When you’re logged into YouTube, just click the video recorder icon on the top right of the screen. Then click Upload video. Under the privacy dropdown select Private.

You’ll notice there’s an Unlisted option as well. Both are a form of “private” sharing of videos, but it’s important to know the difference.

Means - People - Video - Users - Video

Private means you can invite people to view the video. You’re allowed to invite up to 50 users to see your video. The video won’t show up in public YouTube search results. Any friend or family with the link can see the video, but only if you’ve invited them.

Unlisted means that your video won’t show up in YouTube search results, but anyone with the link will be able to view the video. It’s also accessible to the public, whether or not someone has a YouTube account.

Level - Privacy - Video - Differences - Mind

The level of privacy you want to give the video depends on what you’re sharing. So keep these differences in mind when you decide how you want to share the video.

Once you submit your video, you’ll need to give it time to upload, depending on the size.

Video - Screen - Privacy - Dropdown - Click

On the video sharing screen, under the privacy dropdown, click on the Share button to add email addresses of people you want to share the video with.

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