Schedule Youtube Videos and Shorts with SocialPilot

SocialPilot now supports scheduling videos on YouTube for its users. You can publish regular videos as well as Youtube Shorts from the tool’s integrated dashboard. This scheduling ability will help you completely automate the process of your YouTube marketing. The easy use of video content will enable you to get a larger exposure on social media.

All you have to do is upload your video file, and the tool will identify whether to publish it as a regular video or a Shorts video. 

What do you need before you can schedule YouTube videos with SocialPilot?

All you need to start scheduling and publishing is to connect your YouTube channel to your SocialPilot account. You can do it with these simple steps:

Log into your SocialPilot account.

Go to Connect Account > YouTube > Connect Channel.

Log into your Gmail account > select the YouTube channel.

Allow access to SocialPilot to manage your YouTube account.

You will get a message that your channel has been connected.

Once you get the channel connected to SocialPilot, you are all synced up with the tool and ready to schedule your videos.

Remember, as per the platform's rules, at once we can publish from only one YouTube channel from SocialPilot. Before we get to scheduling YouTube videos, you have to know some of the important specs which need to be followed for glitch-free publishing of your content to the platform. 

Video Specs:

  • For a regular YouTube video, 16:9 is the ideal aspect ratio.
  • The duration of a regular video can be:
    • For verified channels - 12 hours
    • For unverified accounts - 15 mins

To learn more about verified YouTube accounts, click here.

YouTube Shorts Specs: 

  • It must be vertically oriented.
  • The duration of the video must be less than 60 seconds.

When a video attains criteria, SocialPilot will publish it as a Shorts.

So, let’s get started with the process of scheduling and posting your content. 

Scheduling Videos from SocialPilot

Go to ‘Create Post’.

Switch the tab from ‘Original draft’ to ‘YouTube’.


Click on the ‘Upload Video’ field and select your video. You can select any suitable video from your local device or upload one from Dropbox, Google Drive or Box cloud storage.

Select an image from the given stills as a thumbnail for the video or upload an image for the same.

Note: SocialPilot allows users to set up customized thumbnails for their videos. Right now this functionality is available for verified users only. To learn more about how to get your YouTube channel verified, click here.

Enter a title in the field given. It has to be within 100 characters.

Enter a description of the video in the specified field. You can use emojis in the description as well.


You can see the preview of your video post generated by the tool on the right-hand side.


Set the ‘Privacy Status’ of the video according to your liking - Public, Private, and Unlisted.


Click on Advance Settings > select Content Category according to your video.

Go to ‘License Rights and Ownership’ and select the preferred option.
You can add tags to get users to discover your video easily. Use keywords in them.

Check the boxes given below according to your preference and content. 

  • Allow Embedding: Checking this box will allow others to embed your video in their sites.
  • Publish to subscriptions feed and notify subscribers: Checking this option will enable immediate notifications to your subscribers as soon as you publish a video on YouTube.
  • Made for kids: This prevents underaged audience from viewing this video. Enabling this would also remove the ability to monetize or promote your video through different ads.

Select a channel for posting the video and schedule your post.

Your video will be published on YouTube according to all the specifics that you have given.


  • Privacy Settings:
    • Public- The video is available for public viewing
    • Private- The video is available to those who have access to the channel
    • Unlisted- People with the link will be able to see the video
  • License Rights and Ownership:
    • Standard YouTube License- The video will be available for watching purposes on YouTube but cannot be repurposed and distributed without your consent.
    • Creative Commons- The video can be used to make newer content, but with mention of the original author and copyrights must be there.
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