Create the YouTube channel
As I mentioned at the beginning, however create a private YouTube channel you must first create the channel - if you don't already have it - and modify its privacy settings (as you will find explained below).
I remind you that to open a YouTube channel you need to have a Google account: if you don't have one yet, I refer you to reading this other in-depth study, in which I explain how to do it.
If you prefer to act from computer, you must first go to the main YouTube page and, if you have not done so, log in to your Google account. Next, click on yours photo (top right), select the item Create a channel from the opened menu and click on the button Start.
In the new page that opens, click on the button Select related to the option Use your name, to create a personal YouTube channel, using the name and surname associated with your Google account, or click on the button Select related to the option Use a custom name, if you intend to create a thematic channel.
Next, put your profile photo on YouTube, by clicking on the button Upload picture (if you have decided to create a channel with a custom name, you must first provide the name of your interest and click on the button Crea, to continue), provide one Description for the channel in the appropriate text field and if necessary provide the links of your website and / or your social accounts in the appropriate section. Finally, click on the button Save and continue I will continue.
For more information and details on how to create a YouTube channel, please consult the guide in which I explain in greater detail how to complete the operation in question.
Smartphones and tablets
If you are going to act from smartphones and tablets, after launching the YouTube app on your Android or iOS / iPadOS device and logging into your Google account (if you haven't already), tap on your photo, located in the upper right corner, and select the option Your channel.
In the box Use YouTube as ... that appeared on the screen, make sure yours name e last name is correct (otherwise you will correct it yourself) and tap the button Create channel.
If you want more information on how to create a YouTube channel on your phone, I refer you to reading the in-depth study that I have dedicated entirely to this topic.
Make the YouTube channel private
Now the time has finally come make the YouTube channel private. Let me explain how to proceed from both a computer and a smartphone and tablet.
If you prefer to make your YouTube channel private from computer, first go to the main page of the service, click on the button (≡) at the top left and click on the item Settings present in the sidebar that appears on the left.
In the new page that opened, select the wording Privacy placed on the left and, in the section Playlists and registrationssposta su OFF the switch lever located in correspondence with the items Keep all my saved playlists private e Keep all my subscriptions private, so as to make saved playlists and your subscriptions to other users' YouTube channels invisible.
Next, change the visibility of any playlists and videos you've already posted on your channel. Then press on yours photo located at the top right, select the option YouTube Studio from the opened menu and select the item Video, located on the left, so you can see the list of videos you have published.
Now, check the box Video, to select all the videos loaded on the channel, open the menu Modification, select the dicitura Visibility and click on your voice Private through the appropriate drop-down menu. Finally, click on the blue button Update video And that's it. This way, the videos will not be searchable via YouTube search (alternatively you can select the option Non in cast which, on the other hand, allows only those who have the URL of the contents to see the videos).
When you upload a new video (via the menu Create> Upload video at the top right), remember to select Private o Non in cast (based on your needs) when you are about to select the visibility when loading content. Understood?
To hide a playlist, however, after going to the section YouTube Studio and see the voice playlist from the sidebar on the left, click on the button Modification (on the right, in correspondence with the playlist on which you want to act), click on the item Public (on the left) and then select the option private from the opened menu.
Smartphones and tablets
If you prefer to act from smartphones and tablets, you must first launch the YouTube app on your Android or iOS / iPadOS device if you haven't already. Next, press on yours photo, located in the upper right corner, select the option Your channel from the menu that opens and press the icon of wheel located on the right.
On the next screen, move up OFF the switches located in correspondence with the items Keep all my saved playlists private e Keep all my subscriptions private, in order to make your saved playlists and your subscriptions to other people's YouTube channels invisible.
Now, let's see how to change the privacy of the videos and playlists of your channel: keep in mind that as regards the videos already published, it is possible to act on only one video at a time (unlike what you can do from a computer).
To proceed, therefore, presses on freccia rivolta sinistra verse (top left), to go to the main screen of your channel, then select the tab Video, locate the video whose privacy you want to change, press the icon of three dots mail in correspondence of the same and select the item Modification give the menu check if you press.
Now you just have to set the video as private, by tapping on the item Private o Non in cast (if you want to make it visible to those who have the link of the content in question) and save the changes made, using the appropriate button located at the top right. Then repeat the operation for the other videos you may have uploaded to the channel. For the videos you upload in the future, however, the privacy option you recently used should be selected by default (in any case, as I just showed you, you can change it whenever you like).
Regarding the privacy of playlist, presses on freccia rivolta sinistra verse (top left), in order to go to the main screen of your channel, select the tab playlist, locate the playlist of your interest, press the icon of three dots mail in correspondence of the same and select the item Modification in the opened menu.
Next, open the menu Privacy, select the voice Private (the eventually Non in cast) and save the changes made by pressing the icon of theletter aeroplanino (in alto to destra).How to create a private YouTube channel