I have added their email address to the list of people who can view my private video. Why are they getting a notification that the video is private? I have noticed that their email address shows up as "name unavailable". Does this have something to do with it and why is it happening?
Quote from YouTube Help about Video privacy settings:
You have to select a real User with a Google Account (formerly known as YouTube Account). This means that the eMail Addresses you select (when sharing privately) have to be the same as those used to login by their respective Users.
When YouTube is used in conjunction with a linked Google+ Profile or G+ (business) Page, then the sharing works differently. Privacy is then controlled via the Circles Feature.
Questions to ask yourself:
There are 2 groups you have to understand:
For a better understanding of how the Google+ Circle Concept works, please checkout the following links:
They need to have a Google account (and of course you have to send the invite to the Google account + they need to sign in to watch the video): https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?hl=en
protected by jonsca♦ Mar 4 '14 at 15:06
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