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My company has a Google Team Drive which we use so that everyone has equal access to various media we create. I have a whole pile of videos on the Team Drive that we would like to make available to a group of customers. The cleanest way to do this seems to be to put them on YouTube, make a playlist, and send the customers the playlist link. But I can't find a way to upload videos directly from a Google Team Drive to YouTube. My personal drive content can be imported, but not a Team drive.

Is there any way to accomplish this? I really would rather not have to download all the videos to my computer just so I can upload them to YouTube again.

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  • go to your youtube account
  • go to Settings > Overview
  • under Mobile uploads copy your Youtube email address
  • go to your Team Drive
  • right-click on your video file
  • select Share
  • select Email as Attachment
  • paste Youtube email address
  • and click Send
  • now go to Youtube and check your video manager

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  • Oh yuck... what a horrible and cumbersome way to have to do it. I will give it a shot but this is really clunky. And I can't help but anticipate many hundreds-of-megabyte videos being rejected by the mail process... but I guess I'll find out! – Jonathan van Clute Jan 2 at 21:39
  • I don't have any such Settings that I can find. Where exactly in the Youtube UI is this located? – Jonathan van Clute Jan 2 at 21:42
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    @JonathanvanClute youtube.com/watch?v=W4oN6FtpGDc but it looks like this future was removed last year for majority users so maybe this will help: support.google.com/a/answer/6208224?hl=en&ref_topic=6248111 – user0 Jan 2 at 22:22
  • Ah ok, I don't have admin access so I'll ask the person who does and see where that gets us. Thanks! – Jonathan van Clute Jan 3 at 0:33
  • OK I now have unrestricted Youtube access, but I still can't find a way to directly publish videos from our Team drive, to Youtube. – Jonathan van Clute Jan 3 at 1:42
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So the official correct answer is that it is not possible to import videos to YouTube from a Google team drive.

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